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Grant encourages broadband expansion in Morrison County

Sytek has placed 100 miles of fiber, extending service to 300 additional homes.

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LITTLE FALLS — Sytek, a telephone and internet provider located in Upsala, was awarded a Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Grant in 2020 and has since placed 100 miles of fiber, extending service to 300 additional homes.

"I am thrilled to hear that Sytek is working hard with the resources available to provide broadband service to hundreds of additional homes in our community," said grant supporter Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls, in a news release. "I look forward to supporting their bid for additional grants to extend service to more rural homes in the future, and I thank them for doing hard work to ensure Central Minnesota residents have the resources they need to support local students, employees, and businesses."

Sytek will be seeking an additional grant from the Reconnect Broadband program, which would allow them to serve up to 1,000 more homes in rural Minnesota.

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