Backhaul connectivity to Duluth is moving forward. Backhaul has been a major hurdle for Arrowhead in order to provide members broadband services. Agreements have been signed and work will commence shortly. The work will take some time to complete but the fact that the work will start as early as next Monday (5/20) is a major milestone.
Following the construction of this fiber optic cable in Lake County it will be spliced to Arrowhead’s fiber optic cables. This will allow Arrowhead to begin testing our network and lead to the eventual launch of services to the membership!
Much work remains, including a lot of construction to get fiber installed to a lot of member homes. With the weather starting to cooperate we’ll soon begin adding more construction crews to increase the rate of construction.
With assistance from Great River Energy, Arrowhead Electric Cooperative has launched an economic development website. Looking to assist new business establish themselves within Cook County or aid existing business grow, Arrowhead is increasingly working to help sustain and revitalize our community. Opportunities exist to partner with member or non-member businesses through one of a handful of financial services and products we have available to assist businesses. To learn more about some of our financial services and products available check out our new economic development site!
The timing of GRE’s efforts to help its members grow rural Minnesota is a great fit for Arrowhead. The opportunity to provide financing products, equipment rebates, and/or technical assistance when combined with our state of the art fiber optic broadband network will provide Cook County businesses new opportunities to grow our economy. Visit Arrowhead’s economic development site to learn more today!