State using grant money to help expand broadband in rural communities

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Grants from the state will help expand broadband internet service into more rural areas of South Dakota.

Andrew Curley, Director of Government Services for Midco, says they are working on projects in Yankton County.

Curley says their new system using fiber optics directly to homes far exceeds broadband minimums.

Curley says the state program helps broadband companies build out their systems.

The state has committed about one hundred million dollars to extend broadband service to all parts of the state.