NEW ULM, MN – October 5, 2021 – Nuvera held a fiber Internet expansion launch in New Ulm, MN on Thursday, Sept. 23 with local and regional representatives as well as the Nuvera team celebrating construction projects bringing faster and more reliable fiber Internet speeds to the rural areas around New Ulm.
This project is an example of many expansion projects supported by state funds. One of the five Minnesota Border to Border Grants that Nuvera received for 2021 was for the New Ulm area. The fiber overbuild will bring Gigabit speeds to approximately 160 previously underserved homes, farms and businesses.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring the fastest Internet to underserved areas,” said Nuvera President and CEO Glenn Zerbe. “In fact, we are picking up the construction pace, working on a five-to-six-year plan, quadrupling the pace of fiber expansion, which is possible thanks in part to the state funding we receive.”
Mr. Zerbe stated, “We are very focused on aggressively building out our network over the next five years.”
With coverage to all areas – unserved and underserved – within reach, Mr. Zerbe also commented on accessibility for all also being more practical as customers in every Nuvera service area now pay the same price for broadband Internet.
Nuvera has hosted similar launches recently in the Welch and Webster areas and will host another in Hutchinson before the end of September.
Nuvera held a fiber Internet expansion project launch just outside New Ulm on Thursday, Sept. 23. The event was attended by (l-r): Lauri Stark, resident; Mary Korthour, Nuvera Senior Director of Business Development ; Kathy Van Roekel, resident; Larry Shepard, Nuvera Director of Network Operations; Kristy and Tom Oelberg, residents; Glenn Zerbe, Nuvera President and CEO; Rep. Susan Akland; Rick Van Roekel, resident; Barb Bornhoft, Nuvera Chief Operations Officer and Vice President; Kathy Lund, Nuvera Senior Director of Regulatory and Customer Operations; MN Sen. Nick Frentz; Todd Anderson, Nuvera Senior OSP Manager; Monty Morrow, Nuvera Regulatory and Legislative Administrator; Dan Long, resident; and Jennifer Frost, Broadband Grants Administrator, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.