You can help – Internet Service grant application

Paul Bunyan Communications Grant Opportunity

Here is an opportunity to connect with Paul Bunyan Communications as they are working on a Border to Border grant application for broadband infrastructure through Itasca County. The grant application includes residential service connections in the Side Lake Area!

Here is the proposed map: Download map

They have a facebook group set up here as well: Facebook group link

They are also asking for people to write letter to help justify the need for the grant to help expand the service in our area. The letters should be sent via e-mail to or via US Mail to:

Paul Bunyan Communications
Attn: Steve Howard
1831 Anne St NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

A letter should indicate what benefits true high speed internet would bring, especially things that improve the economic vitality of the region. This might include business use, telecommuting/work from home, online training, research, etc. You could also include the detrimental effects of not having quality internet in the area. Letters of support don’t need to be fancy or overly long.

Thank you for taking the time to help bring more broadband options to our area!

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