Since early in its history, Northfield has been a center of higher education. Carleton College (then Northfield College) was founded in 1866 on the northern edge of town by the Minnesota Conference of Congregational Churches. St. Olaf College was founded in 1874 on the western edge of town by Norwegian Lutheran immigrant pastors and farmers, who were eager to preserve their faith and culture by training teachers and preachers. These two institutions, which today enroll a total of more than 5,000 students, make Northfield a college town.
NorthfieldWiFi was born right here in Historic Northfield Minnesota. The company was started in October 2006. Between October 2006 and February 2007 we were performing rigorous tests on our network to ensure that we were ready to start offering our services to the public. After ensuring everything was ready for launch, we opened the doors for business.
Today, NorthfieldWiFi offers high speed broadband service to 8 different communities. We are constantly expanding our high speed broadband network to underserved communities in southern Minnesota.