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State officials estimate 33,000 households in mostly rural areas of the state will gain high-speed internet access through the projects.
The company said internet service was restored by Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 25.

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DOUGLAS COUNTY — There are times when customers at Jills Gas and Grocery in Nelson fill up their tanks and are then told to come back to pay later, as the internet has stopped working and the business can't process credit cards.
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It will feature a panel of rural broadband industry professionals and policy experts. The public is invited to imagine new possibilities that come with enhanced broadband access.
Money to subsidize rural broadband initiatives has been limited, but recently the Minnesota Legislature approved $70 million for high-speed internet and the U.S. Senate passed an infrastructure package this week that would give the state at least $100 million for broadband upgrades. The infrastructure bill is now moving onto the House.
The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to aedenloff@echopress.com or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

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The system launched last month with more than 30 million households eligible, making T-Mobile one of the largest broadband providers in the country by service area – on its first day of service.
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