Winthrop, MN – A television crew from the PBS program Newshour/Weekend was in Winthrop and Gaylord this week gathering interviews for what will become a segment on broadband in rural America and feature RS Fiber.
PBS spent Monday visiting with members of the RS Fiber Board of Directors along with business and residential customers to learn how RS Fiber’s high-speed fiber-optic network is making a difference in their businesses and personal lives.
When contacting RS Fiber, segment producer Zachary Green said he was doing a story on the lack of high-speed internet in rural communities when he came across the work that is being done in Renville and Sibley counties and the RS Fiber Cooperative. He said he wanted to learn more about the cooperative model being used to fund the project and the affect high-speed broadband access is having on businesses and the overall quality of life of area residents.
The segment is scheduled to air as part of the July 3 Newshour/Weekend program and can be seen on TPT Life, RS Fiber channel 203.
About us: RS Fiber Cooperative is a community driven effort to deliver a high-speed fiber-optic connection to Sibley County and portions of Renville, Nicollet, and McLeod Counties. The project is bringing fiber-optic Internet, Video, and Phone services to ten cities and seventeen townships. The RS Fiber mission is: “To provide each and every customer with an exceptional service experience that you can only expect to receive from a local business, while providing you with access to the benefits of the most advanced fiber optic network in the US”.
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