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McLeod County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #36 of 87
87.32%
#72 of 87
56.13%
2019 #55 of 87
81.01%
#63 of 87
58.59%
2018 #41 of 87
83.53%
#43 of 87
58.57%
2017 #13 of 87
98.58%
#36 of 87
56.92%
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Rank: 70 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

McLeod County’s ranking has been slipping over the years. Their percentage covered has dipped as well. They have never received a MN Border to Border grant. Looking at recent history it appears as if their greatest strides forward have been through RS Fiber and Meeker Coop expanding service. If they want to meet the 2026 goal, they will likely need to mobilize to make a plan for better service.

What we learned in the past:

In summer 2019, RS Fiber announced completed construction of gigabit Fiber to the Premise networks in 10 communities located in Renville, Sibley, McLeod, and Nicollet Counties of west central Minnesota.

Update from 2020:

Late in 2019, Meeker Cooperative announced a new service, Vibrant Broadband, which is approximately 50 Mbps upload and 8 Mbps down to several counties, including McLeod.

Find more articles on broadband in McLeod County.

Household Density

28.9

Number of Providers

11

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 88.2% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 79.9% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 71.2% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 56.1% 59.3%
statewide
Other 3.8% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 18

MN House: 18A, 18B

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