Open Access/Open Interconnect
The primary reason for the construction of the CarverLink fiber network was to provide high-speed connectivity for the County and the public entities of Carver County.
Second, the CarverLink network was constructed to put in place the communications infrastructure to allow qualified private market vendors to provide services to residents and businesses they could not previously reach. Apart from Jaguar, there are six additional wired service providers in Carver County: CenturyLink, Comcast, Frontier, Mediacom, Charter, and NU-Telecom. To date, none of these six providers has expressed an active interest in using this new fiber infrastructure to provide services to new customers or upgraded services to their existing customers.