Making Internet Affordable for Everyone
Duluth Fiber Connects Us
Spring 2021 – City of Duluth Council approves $1M in Broadband Funding
Summer 2022 – City of Duluth Council approves the Broadband Master Plan
Summer 2022 – City of Duluth applies for MN Border-to-Border Grant
Fall 2022 – “Sign-Up” as Interested in the Duluth Fiber Project
The Duluth Fiber Project
COVID-19 demonstrated the greater need for reliable and affordable internet access. Last year the City adopted a resolution and $1M in funding with the goal of increasing the number of internet providers to close the gaps in service and affordability for residents. This summer City Council approved the Broadband Master Plan (LINK) and recommendations for a Duluth Fiber project.
A pilot project will bring affordable, optional fiber internet to 1,900 households in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. This project would begin in 2023 and begin serving customers in 2024. Greater digital access for small businesses and residents is recognized as essential for a strong and resilient economy. Taking an active role in digital access policy and infrastructure, the City of Duluth will evaluate pilot project as it works towards developing Duluth Fiber city-wide.