Telecommunications

Broadband has taken hold throughout the Northland. Fiber optics are the primary source for high speed internet along with three primary wireless carriers: AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.

Data Center Opportunities in the Northland

Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin offer an ideal location for data center expansion. With existing infrastructure and cool temperatures, the region is an attractive option for companies investing in additional data centers.

Regional Overview
Strategically Located Site Options

Broadband Expansion in Northern Minnesota


In 2016, the Minnesota State Legislature approved $35 million in funding for the Border-to-Border Broadband grant program. The grant will provide state resources to assist providers who invest in building infrastructure in underserved areas of the state.

Broadband Grant Program
Minnesota Broadband Service Map
Interactive Provider Map and Database