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Letter: Time is of essence for broadband signups

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Residents of Kandiyohi County, who have the opportunity to receive broadband need to act now in order for this project to proceed.

A deadline of July 21, 2017, has been set. CTC will be forced to return the $5 million grant to the state broadband office if our goal is not met by July 21!

Having broadband service (defined by Minnesota office of broadband as 25 meg. download and 3 meg. upload) will increase your home value by 3 percent. On a $250,000 home, that is $7,500. That is similar to adding a fireplace to your home.

More importantly, when it comes time to sell your property, you will be at a severe disadvantage when compared to those homes on the market that do have broadband to the premise.

You may be thinking that you can always add broadband later. You might be able to do that, but it will cost you thousands of dollars more to do it at a later date.

To get more information, watch for opportunities to attend an information meeting, or call 320-235-7370.

Time is of the essence.

Roger Imdieke

Kandiyohi County Commissioner