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Nicollet County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #50 of 87
83.67%
#43 of 87
78.29%
2019 #51 of 87
82.68%
#38 of 87
78.42%
2018 #40 of 87
83.91%
#73 of 87
33.29%
2017 #36 of 87
86.1%
#38 of 87
54.54%
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Rank: 41 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Mediacom announced upgrades in 2017. Consolidated Communications announced improvements in 2018. It looks like we haven’t seen the impact of the upgrades from Consolidated although the impact of Mediacom is clear. They just need to encourage providers to keep up the upgrades.

What we learned in the past:

It’s difficult to get a clear picture of Nicollet’s progress toward the speed goals given the dip in 2018 – caused by provider Nuevera going more granular with its DSL data – but it looks like Nicollet is experiencing momentum toward reaching the state’s speed goals.

Mediacom announced upgrades in 2017. Consolidated Communications announced improvements in 2018.

Nicollet County has benefited from a state broadband grant:

  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile = Grant award: $808,080

Update from 2020:

Part of Nicollet 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.

Nicollet is part of a consortium (Region 9) that using broadband for better telehealth, especially for better mental telehealth.

Find more articles on broadband in Nicollet County.

Household Density

26.1

Number of Providers

12

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 89.4% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 79.8% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 74.6% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 59.7% 59.3%
statewide
Other 4.7% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 19

MN House: 19A

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