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Redwood County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #87 of 87
44.59%
#86 of 87
36.48%
2019 #75 of 87
70.94%
#83 of 87
33.56%
2018 #62 of 87
72.07%
#72 of 87
33.56%
2017 #81 of 87
41.51%
#60 of 87
34.37%
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Rank: 86 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Redwood County has been working on broadband for many years; they were a Blandin Broadband Community in 2013. They have benefited from a few broadband grants and they will benefit from a project awarded in the latest round too. They keep going, but have a long way to go.

What we learned in the past:

Redwood County was a Blandin Broadband Community in 2013. The released a feasibility study at that time.

Redwood County has benefited from MN broadband grants:

  • 2017 – MVTC (Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Inc.) – Milroy Broadband Project – GRANT $742,365
  • 2016 – ARVIG – REDWOOD COUNTY TELEPHONE MIDDLE MILE FIBER EXTENSION – GRANT: $27,998
  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080

Update from 2020:

Redwood County will benefit from a Border to Border grant awarded in the last round:

  • 2019: MVTC (Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Inc.) – Rural Lucan Fiber Project – GRANT $635,400
    This middle and last mile project will upgrade approximately 23 unserved households, 99 unserved farms, and three unserved businesses in portions of Vesta, Granite Rock, Johnsonville, Waterbury, Westline, and Vail Townships in Redwood County. In a funding partnership with the State of Minnesota, MVTC will improve broadband service levels up to 1 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload, exceeding the 2022 and 2026 state speed goals. Sustainable broadband adoption will transform these unserved areas into highly productive rural communities, including the ability to make full use of precision agriculture advancements. Education, health care, energy efficiency, and public safety will improve with high-speed internet access.
  • Total eligible cost is $1,412,000
  • Local match is $776,600

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Household Density

7.5

Number of Providers

10

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 83.9% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 74.4% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 66.9% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 50.2% 59.3%
statewide
Other 3.7% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Redwood County has worked with the Blandin Foundation.

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects.

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 16, 22

MN House: 16A, 16B, 22B

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