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Mower County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #60 of 87
81.14%
#41 of 87
79.03%
2019 #45 of 87
85.22%
#37 of 87
78.56%
2018 #47 of 87
78.47%
#79 of 87
23.31%
2017 #22 of 87
94.78%
#14 of 87
90.2%
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Rank: 40 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Mower County applied for funding last year and didn’t get it but in the process, they have found a partner in Midcontinent. It seems likely that they might try again. Mower County has a few providers in the area that are engaged, or claim to be engaged, so they are better off than counties with large national providers that seem less interested in investing in rural expansion.

What we learned in the past:

In 2017, Mediacom announced that part of Mower County (Adams, Brownsdale, Le Roy, Lyle, Waltham) are part of its Gigabit upgrade. That may explain some growth. In August 2019, Mid Continent asked Mower County to support their application for a Minnesota Broadband grant to extend/expand broadband in the area. Mower agreed to support it; but it was not funded.

Update from 2020:

Part of Mower County was served by Jaguar, which was acquired by MetroNet in July (2020). MetroNet claims they will invest $150 million to grow their Minnesota market.

Find more articles on broadband in Mower County.

Household Density

22.2

Number of Providers

12

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85.5% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 72.2% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 67.0% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 53.5% 59.3%
statewide
Other 6.3% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 27

MN House: 27A, 27B

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