Press Release

Farmington, MN — May 7, 2024 — Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) announces Multi-Gig Flight Fiber Internet is now available in Farmington, MN. Phase One construction of HBC’s reliable Flight Fiber Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) network in Farmington is now complete and providing high-speed Internet, TV, and Phone services to more than 1,500 homes and businesses in the city. HBC has committed $9 million to date to the project to reach 5,000 more Farmington residents and businesses by the end of the year. 

HBC is proud to introduce Flight Fiber to its family of services. Flight Fiber is a 100% FTTP network and can deliver multi-gig symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gigabits. HBC President and General Manager Dan Pecarina says the new infrastructure is a great investment for the community that provides many benefits, including growth potential, to 100 Gigabits and more in the near future. 

“Having access to HBC’s Flight Fiber fast, multi-Gig broadband network will have a huge impact for the community,” Pecarina said. “By using the latest fiber-optic network technology, we are offering symmetrical multi-gig connections up to 10 Gigabits. One of our top priorities was to make sure the local schools would have access to the network in the first year of construction. Providing broadband access that will allow students to excel academically, businesses to thrive and grow, and enabling economic enhancements for the community are at the forefront of HBC’s commitment to Farmington.” 

Farmington’s city government offices are now connected to HBC’s multi-Gigabit network and WiFi connectivity will soon become available in the city’s parks and recreation areas. 

Farmington mayor Joshua Hoyt said the city partnered with HBC to build out his community from border to border with fiber. Ensuring fiber access to all homes and businesses in the city. 

“By reaching our underserved and unserved areas, new accessibility creates opportunities for connectivity and access. From remote learning to working from home, HBC will offer service to best meet the needs of our residents, where they’re at,” he said. 

Part of the Farmington project also includes bringing Internet access to 20 of the city’s 29 parks. 

“This free service to park goers will offer an enhanced experience, to include geocaching, augmented reality, access to park programs and more,” said Mayor Hoyt. “More specifically, free Wi-Fi access in our parks will ensure that all residents have access to Wi-Fi. We are grateful for HBC and this opportunity and look forward to better serving our residents’ needs.” 

As part of its commitment to the Farmington community, HBC has opened a regional storefront in town to support new customers. The office is staffed with Customer Care, Technical Support, and Service Installation team members. 

“One of the things that we believe sets us apart from other providers is our commitment to customer care,” said Pecarina. “We believe it is important that our customers can actually speak with someone, face-to-face.’ 

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