It was announced by Governor Walz that Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative (MLEC) was awarded a Minnesota State Broadband grant, for a Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Internet project. The project area is located on the southeast side of Farm Island Lake.
The Phase 4 project will pass 85 homes and businesses and will provide up to 1 Gbps symmetrical Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Internet service. FTTH is the fastest and most reliable Internet available. We are excited to, once again, partner with Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC) on the construction of this project and expand our MLEC Fiber Internet network.
In addition to Phase 4, MLEC Fiber is resuming construction on our Phase 3 and East Lake projects this spring. If you live in one of the project areas, there is still time to sign up! It is going to be an exciting project year and we are looking forward to providing more members with the best Internet service available.
Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative is always searching and applying for grant opportunities to bring our members fast, reliable, and local Internet service. Residents in these project areas will have expanded educational, economic and health care opportunities. Especially during these unprecedented times, we understand that having an Internet connection is more important than ever before. Please continue to read the Outlet, Facebook, and our website for more information and updates on our upcoming fiber projects.
For more information on MLEC Fiber Internet call our office at 218-429-0433 or visit our website at www.mlecmn.net/fiber. Project area maps, Internet plans, and service agreements can all be found online.
MLEC is a not-for-profit, electric distribution cooperative owned by the members we serve. We provide service to over 13,000 members in parts of Aitkin, Crow Wing, and Mille Lacs counties. Our headquarters is located at 36559 US Highway 169, one mile east of Aitkin, MN.