Nuvera Communications, Inc., a local internet service provider, recently announced plans to expand its gig speed internet service to homes and businesses across Prior Lake. The company’s Gig Cities Project will provide faster speeds of up to 1 gig and anticipates construction to begin in summer 2022. According to a press release from Nuvera, the project will invest at least $200 million dollars to build fiber-to-the-home internet service to the communities it serves.
For the past several weeks I’ve been curiously watching the various crews in my alley working to install Nuvera’s fiber connections to customers’ homes—from digging in the mains to boring through my yard (happening today). Anyone living in the north side of town, or driving through the neighborhoods, has surely seen the work also. I’ve been so curious that on more than a few occasions I have asked the workers to tell me what they’re doing. It finally occurred to me that some of our readers may also be curious. Nuvera provided answers to my questions for this article.