The Northeast Fiber Network is a fiber optic network in Northeastern Minnesota that spans across eight counties in Northeastern Minnesota including St. Louis, Lake, Cook, Koochiching, Carlton, Pine, Itasca, and Aitkin. It was designed by the Northeast Service Cooperative to provide broadband to underserved and unserved areas. Northeast Service Cooperative has been operating Minnesota Telecommunications since 2000.
- It is a $45.3 million federally funded project
- 50% grant/50% loan through the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service.
- Approximately 332 critical service sites connected.
- Anchors are connected at a minimum of Gigabit (1000Mbps) connectivity and up to 10Gpbs.
- The network provides 2.8 Terabit current core switching capacity using DWDM technology
- Long term carrier level public/private partnerships have been established.
Find out how to get connected to high-speed broadband in Northeastern Minnesota.
Contact Northeast Service Cooperative's Network Operations Center: