Below is an address search tool that will identify the status of the County's efforts to help bring high speed internet availability to all locations in Carver County. Only property addresses physically located within Carver County borders are included in this address lookup tool, which includes addresses that have an out of county post office mailing address. If your address resides in Carver County borders and you cannot find it in this search tool contact Randy Lehs, CarverLink Fiber Manager, at email@example.com. Provide your name, physical property address and phone number in your email so we can fix the issue.
Carver County negotiated with Metronet to pilot their first ever rural program that eliminates Metronet's maximum 200 ft driveway limit to the house or business that would have previously labeled that address as unserviceable.
Based on the separate but associated Connect Up Carver Project, the County identified addresses on the opposing side of the road and along fiber feeder line connection routes that fall outside of the Connect Up Carver defined geographic construction area.
City Fiber Agreements are non-binding agreements that CarverLink drafted and then helped to facilitate agreement between Metronet and Carver County cities, which encompass Metronet agreeing to build out fiber to all addresses within each respective city.
View all the information about our $10.5 million Connect Up Carver project that started in 2022 and runs through Dec 31, 2024, which includes constructing over 360+ miles of rural fiber in Carver County to make fiber internet service available to 2200+ rural addresses.
Based on the separate but associated CarverLink rural build Connect Up Carver project, these five city limit build areas, located within Chanhassen, Victoria, Watertown and Cologne, are part of an arrangement between CarverLink and Metronet to construct fiber within them.
The purpose of this State of Minnesota funded program is to award grants for the extension of existing broadband infrastructure to individual unserved locations that are just outside the distance service providers consider serviceable.
Based on the separate but associated Connect Up Carver Project, the county identified roughly nine miles of "fill the gaps" fiber construction in the overall 360 miles of build that would benefit from filling gaps along various routes.
Based on the associated Connect Up Carver Project, the County identified a number of high priority fiber routes to several public and community support entity locations,which the County identifies as Exhibit C items.
CarverLink submits a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Request Application due March 2023 called the Help Us to the Finish Line - Carver County Rural Broadband. ----- In July 2023 CarverLink was notified that our CDS request was no longer under consideration.
Public and Community Support Entities
The public and community support entities served by the CarverLink Fiber Network include the County, connection to all 11 cities within the County, the transit authority (SW Transit), all public schools, the college (Crown College), the two largest medical providers within the County (Ridgeview Medical and Lakeview Clinic), the Carver County Economic Development Authority, and several townships. There are two types of public users on the CarverLink network: users that only use CarverLink as their internet service provider (ISP) and users that use CarverLink internet as well as dark fiber between their facilities, allowing them to eliminate communication lines known as T1’s or their equivalents.
If you are with a public entity, either within or outside of Carver County and have questions about connections to the CarverLink network, please contact Randy Lehs, CarverLink Fiber Manager at 952-361-1200.