Carver County holds Light-Up Dedication ceremony for CarverLink

Sen. Amy Klobuchar was among the many local, county and state officials to attend the Light-Up Dedication ceremony for CarverLink that was held at Waconia High School on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

CarverLink is the new fiber optic broadband system that connects all 11 cities in the county to a high-speed fiber network. The 89-mile base ring with its 33 miles of laterals connects 55 sites representing 86 community organizations including city, county and township governments, schools, libraries, fire departments, public safety towers, law enforcement agencies, health care and community support organizations.

Carver County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tim Lynch led the ceremony, which was hosted by Dr. Nancy Rajanen, Superintendent of ISD #110. Klobuchar made several remarks about the project, as did Sen. Al Franken, who was unable to attend in person but offered a taped video message that was shown during the ceremony. After the ceremony, several officials visited one of the classrooms at the high school to chat with students that are using CarverLink with their iPads.

To learn more about the event, see next week’s newspaper.