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City of Emily is Certified as Telecommuter Forward! Community

Web posted March 30, 2021
The Emily city council moved to certify the city to be a Telecommuter Forward! Community at their March Council Meeting.

The Telecommuter Forward! Program is administered by the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development. Communities certified as Telecommuter Forward! Communities must adopt a model resolution, including a statement of support to promote telecommuting in their community. They identified Josh Netland, CEO/General Manager of ECTC for coordinating telecommuting opportunities and ways to advance telecommuting within their community.

By committing to being Telecommuter Forward! Emily is improving the quality of life in Minnesota and encouraging economic vitality. Friendly telecommuting policies add new potential for startup creation among rural entrepreneurs, co-working spaces and add new opportunities for civic engagement and collaboration.

Emily Cooperative Telephone Company is proud to offer broadband speeds to the residents of Emily with speeds up to 1 Gig (1,000 Mbps). ECTC has invested over $10 million over the past 15 years in a 100% fiber network. With the need for workfrom- home and distance learning due to COVID-19, this certification allows the city of Emily to be recognized as a Telecommuter Forward! community.

Emily Cooperative Telephone Company offers High Speed Internet, Cable TV, Local Telephone, Managed Tech Home and Computer Repair service. ECTC is a member-owned cooperative serving the communities of Emily, Fifty Lakes, Little Pine, Fairfield Township and Palisade.

Border-to-border high-speed Internet access is the goal throughout Minnesota. The Office of Broadband Development helps Minnesotans understand broadband options available and work together to improve availability and use of high speed broadband services.

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