Consolidated Telecommunications Company

Brainerd, Minn.

Area served: 2,925 square miles

Population: 48,000

Technical Highlights: The company offers fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in approximately 75 percent of service territory, with residential offerings ranging from 1 Mbps to 1 Gbps; offers fixed wireless Internet via 700 MHz and 3.65 MHz spectrum.

Education

Working with Independent School District 181 and four other community organizations, CTC constructed a 10G fiber ring around the Brainerd and Baxter communities connecting all area schools, government buildings, and the local hospital. This collaborative undertaking has improved educational opportunities, interconnectivity and efficiency of local law enforcement, and benefitted healthcare entities in the communities.