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RS Fiber to begin construction in Brownton, Stewart in June

RS Fiber Cooperative (RS Fiber) will begin the final stage of its state-of-the-art fiber-optic network next month.
 Construction to link the cities of Brownton, Buffalo Lake, Fairfax and Stewart to the RS Fiber network is scheduled to start by the end of June. Those cities will join six others (Gaylord, Gibbon, Green Isle, Lafayette, New Auburn and Winthrop) which have been connected to the network since the project began in June 2015.
To date, RS Fiber is serving more than 1,100 customers. Customers connected directly to the fiber network are receiving television, telephone and Internet services with speeds up to 1 gigabyte per second. Some customers receive services through RS Air, which delivers wireless broadband Internet to homes and farms in more than 17 townships over a network of 13 towers. RS Fiber general manager Toby Brummer is expecting to have over 2,000 customers connected to the network and enjoying super-fast gigabit speeds by the end of the year.
“As construction of the network continues, we expect our customer numbers to continue to grow,” said Brummer. “Once we have the final four towns connected to the network, construction can begin on Phase Two of the project, which will involve bringing gigabit fiber service to the township members of the RS Fiber Cooperative.”
This new growth for RS Fiber will generate more jobs for the local economy.