WINONA, Minn. – The broadband and cable company HBC announced a $2.6 million expansion to provide high-speed fiber-optic broadband to 200 rural households. HBC said service should be in place by the end of year. The expansion is for:
> The Arches, an enclave near Farmers Park.
> Big Trout Drive, in the Pickwick area.
> Saratoga, south of St. Charles.
> Spillway Drive, along Highway 61 downriver from Green Terrace trailer court.
> Sylvan Heights, near Crystal Springs.
The project is in partnership with Winona County. The cost per household: $13,000.