Broadband Opportunities

Minnesota Employment & Economic Development Broadband Grant Approved!  March 5, 2024

The Minnesota Economic and Employment Development Broadband Grant of $2,292,790 has been award for the Clinton Township Consolidated Telephone Company’s (CTC) project.  Local matches have already been approved by IRRB and St. Louis County, with the remainder to be paid by Clinton Township.  More details to come.

The CTC project brings fiber to portions of rural St. Louis, Crow Wing, and Morrison Counties in Minnesota. This fiber-to-the-premise project includes 303 passings. The project includes contributions from St. Louis County of $400,000 and the Iron
Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) of $1,312,093.00. CTC has successfully been awarded broadband implementation grant funding from state and federal agencies and currently owns and operates approximately 4,500 miles of fiber optics while serving over 17,000 members in central and northeastern Minnesota.

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Broadband IRRB Grant for CTC Communications – Clinton Township approved!  December 6, 2023

CTC Communications – Clinton Township: $1,312,093 was approved by IRRB to expand fiber optic to connect up to 482 unserved and underserved households in Clinton Township and adjacent areas. Construction is planned for the summer of 2025. 

CTC will pursue additional funding through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) which will help keep the expense that needs to be paid by Clinton Township acceptable.

IRRB December 6, 2023 Meeting Recap:

Broadband Opportunity – Urgent response needed by all residents!  November 2023

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO RESPONED TO THIS REQUEST!   The CTC Broadband company is working with the township board to seek funding and grants to make High-speed broadband internet a reality for residents of Clinton Township.  Letters and emails of support, expressing the need for fiber optic in the township is needed from as many individuals as possible from Clinton Township ASAP, before the December 4th deadline.

Please include your name, address, and reasons why you, your family, and/or your business would benefit from high-speed broadband internet. It’s helpful to specifically address the lack of and/or unreliability of your current services. Commenting on how broadband would improve opportunities for farming, business, education, healthcare, business, safety, income/economics, or other significant items specific to your life, is beneficial as well.
   Letters of support should be addressed to:
         Office of Broadband Development
         180 E 5th St Suite 1200
         St. Paul, MN 55101
Completed letters can also be emailed to or mailed to  CTC at 8 Third Avenue NW, Crosby,
MN 56441.

Please see the attached letter from CTC for more information:  CTC Broadband Grant LOS request – Clinton 11-10-23


Broadband may be available now to residents if they are located close to a fiber optic line – See article from the IRRB Ranger:

Broadband Line Extension Connection Program funding available

Clinton Township

Clinton Town Hall
8907 Highway 37
PO Box 147
Iron, MN 55751