Nuvera Begins Construction on New Fiber Network in Shakopee as Part of 2024 Gig Cities Service Expansion

Nuvera’s $200 million infrastructure project meets the demand for fiber-fast connection

NEW ULM, May 21, 2024– Nuvera Communications, Inc. (OTC: NUVR), a leading Minnesota broadband provider headquartered in New Ulm, Minnesota, will begin construction on a new fiber network in Shakopee beginning mid-June, as part of plans to expand fiber internet service into new communities.

“Nuvera takes pride in being a Minnesota company that’s bringing connections to life for more families, businesses, and communities,” said Glenn Zerbe, Chief Executive Officer, Nuvera Communications. “Just like roads and bridges, technology infrastructure is critical for our communities. Nuvera’s investment in symmetrical fiber service for Shakopee brings a superior product to the community that ensures fast, reliable connections for decades to come.”

Nuvera’s expansion into Shakopee follows many years of serving the neighboring communities of Prior Lake, Savage and Elko-New Market. Nuvera is rapidly deploying fiber service to new areas, including Belle Plaine, Cokato, and Olivia, while also managing 30+ fiber projects in 21 communities across southern Minnesota. 

Nuvera will begin construction on the multi-year project in Shakopee’s Southbridge neighborhood. Residents in the area should look out for mail from Nuvera with all the details about signing up for products and services.

Nuvera Gig City Community Construction Information:

Construction work markings: Nuvera will place main fiber lines in rights-of-way areas and mark areas where work is occurring with flags or paint. Once work is complete, all flags and markings will be removed.
Restoration of property: Once construction is complete, property restoration is a key priority for Nuvera. Restoration happens as a two-step process:

  • Step one: Fill holes with sand to ensure the construction area is safe. This allows time for settling before final restoration.
  • Step two: Work crews return and complete the site restoration after construction is complete. This will take up to one week. The final restoration includes filling the impacted areas with black dirt/topsoil and grass seed.

Construction information: Shakopee residents can find out more about active
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Service to customers: Shakopee residents should sign up for service to secure free installation of their fiber facilities while construction is active to avoid additional fees.Call Nuvera’s local team at 952.226.7000 to sign up for residential service. Stop by our local office at 4690 Colorado Street SE in Prior Lake or visit

About Nuvera

Nuvera Communications is a leading Minnesota broadband provider headquartered in New Ulm, Minnesota. Nuvera’s state-the-art fiber network provides reliable and affordable residential internet service through both fiber-to-the neighborhood and newly expanding Gig-speed fiber-to-the-home services. Nuvera also provides business services including fiber internet, voice, hosting and managed services. Nuvera serves residents and businesses in New Ulm, Arlington, Dassel, Glencoe, Goodhue, Hector, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Prior Lake, Redwood Falls, Elko New Market, Savage, Sleepy Eye, Springfield and surrounding communities. Nuvera also serves customers in Aurelia, Iowa. Nuvera is a Fiber Minnesota partner which cooperatively enables connectivity for multi-location business customer locations, wireless towers and network connectively to major internet connection transport points. Nuvera Communications, Inc., is a publicly held company. For more information about Nuvera or to purchase stock, visit