Financing New Fiber Networks
Doug Dawson, CCG Consulting
Traditional financing is not always the solution for financing a new fiber network. For example, many rural communities don’t have the borrowing capacity to fund a fiber network strictly from bonds. And banks are still being extremely cautious about lending to infrastructure projects or for floating loans over twelve years in length…There is a new cooperative trying to get financed in Sibley and Renville Counties Minnesota that is combining two different financing ideas.