HUTCHINSON, MN – October 5, 2021 – Nuvera held a fiber Internet expansion launch in Hutchinson, MN on Thursday, Sept. 30 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 Hutchinson.
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 Hutchinson area. The fiber overbuild will bring Gigabit speeds to more than 60 previously underserved homes, farms and businesses in rural Hutchinson. Nuvera is also currently building out fiber to businesses in downtown Hutchinson and will begin bringing fiber to residential properties in the city in 2022.
“Nuvera is eager to bring the fastest speeds available to underserved areas,” said Nuvera President and CEO Glenn Zerbe. “We are increasing construction speed, quadrupling the pace of our fiber expansion over the next five to six years. This is possible thanks, in part, to the state funding we have received.”
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 hosted similar launches recently in the New Ulm, Welch, and Webster areas.
Nuvera held a fiber Internet expansion project launch just outside Hutchinson on Thursday, Sept. 30. The event was attended by (l-r): Minnesota Rep. Dean Urdahl; Minnesota Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen; Glenn Zerbe, Nuvera President and CEO; Minnesota Sen. Scott Newman; Kathy Lund, Nuvera Senior Director of Regulatory and Customer Operations; Todd Anderson, Nuvera Senior OSP Manager; Larry Shepard, Nuvera Director of Network Operations; Barb Bornhoft, Nuvera Chief Operations Officer and Vice President; Mary Korthour, Nuvera Senior Director of Business Development; and Monty Morrow, Nuvera Regulatory and Legislative Administrator.