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Twin Valley to Begin Fiber Internet Expansion in Minneapolis, Kan.

October 24, 2023

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Twin Valley, Kansas’ largest privately owned broadband and communications company, announces plans to expand fiber internet to homes and businesses in Minneapolis, Kan. As a fourth-generation family business, Twin Valley has been advocating for cutting-edge communications and connectivity for rural Kansans for more than 80 years. Between its longevity and experience with 20 fiber broadband expansion projects, Twin Valley has established a proven track record for being a trusted partner, reliable service provider and active community member.

For years, we have served city and county government, the local school district and select business locations in Minneapolis with fiber connectivity. The business community and residents have been asking us to expand, and we are excited to announce our plans to move forward with that project,” said Ben Foster, Twin Valley President & CEO.

The company continues its aggressive expansion efforts in Kansas, with Minneapolis joining other recent and announced fiber builds in Bennington, Junction City, Clearwater, and Rosalia. Along with other planned builds, the company will soon bring fiber to an additional 20,000 homes and businesses in the state over the next year.

“Reliable and affordable high-speed internet is no longer a ‘nice to have,’” he continued. “We have seen the impact fiber connectivity can have on rural businesses and families. Now it’s time for Minneapolis to experience the power of 2 Gig symmetrical fiber.”

Twin Valley recently received recognition for economic development contributions in Junction City as well as business of the year at both the local level in Clay Center and statewide. As a part of the company’s digital inclusion efforts, Twin Valley recently awarded more than 100 scholarships to teachers throughout the state to access computational thinking and tech education training.

Community leaders have shared their enthusiasm for working with a local business that is community-focused and dedicated to serving customers long-term.

“We are thrilled for Minneapolis to be the next Twin Valley fiber community,” said Barry Hodges, Minneapolis City Administrator. “We have seen Twin Valley’s impact in our region, not only through affordable and reliable broadband but also through their commitment to hometown customer service and community outreach. Their investment in our community will help families access remote work opportunities, online education resources, telehealth and more. Fiber also helps boost economic development through retaining and attracting residents and businesses to our area.”

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Twin Valley is driven by the idea that a rural lifestyle should not require the sacrifice of high-tech amenities. The company’s goal is to be the lifelong internet and communications provider for its customers. To earn their business, Twin Valley has pledged to provide the most reliable broadband network, the best value for internet, hometown customer service, and support local community outreach initiatives. More information can be found at twinvalley.com/pledge.  

As an example of Twin Valley’s community Pledge, residential fiber customers can get free internet service with qualifying application. To make this possible, Twin Valley offers its own financial assistance program in addition to the federal Lifeline Program and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Information about these programs is available at twinvalley.com/assistance.

Twin Valley and its partners are actively working on the project, and their presence in the community will increase as work begins to ramp up over the coming months.  A dedicated web page will provide construction updates at twinvalley.com/minneapolisfiber. Residents and businesses interested in service should pre-sign up on the website now. Twin Valley can also be reached at 800.515.3311.

 

 

 

Minneapolis Fiber Project

Proposed fiber build area in purple; surrounding area served by fixed wireless.