Dakota County has connected public entities within Dakota County with fiber optic cable by working with the state, cities, schools, and other public entities within our county.
More than 240 nodes were connected for less than $1,000,000 of county funds, in stark contrast to other counties, who have spent millions of dollars to install similar networks. Dakota County achieved these savings, in large part, by leveraging cable franchise agreements and working with other agencies.
In addition, we're developing a commercial network to better promote economic development. This will also promote the expansion of Wi-Max wireless technology.
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