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Watonwan County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #64 of 87
79.32%
#61 of 87
68.5%
2019 #60 of 87
79.21%
#58 of 87
67.75%
2018 #67 of 87
70.7%
#34 of 87
68.42%
2017 #64 of 87
65.26%
#31 of 87
64.58%
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Rank: 60 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

They have been hovering around 68 percent covered since we began tracking. They have benefited from grants in the past. There isn’t much broadband news coming from the county. They seem unlikely to make the 2026 speed goals without community intervention.

What we learned in the past:

Watonwan County has benefited from several state grants:

  • 2017 – New Ulm Telecom, Inc. – Hanska A&D FTTP – GRANT $324,894
  • 2016 – NEW ULM TELECOM, INC. HANSKA – GRANT: $ 200,397
  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080

Update from 2020:

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

Find more articles on broadband in Watonwan County.

Household Density

10.3

Number of Providers

8

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 80.7% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 68.8% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 63.3% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 44.9% 59.3%
statewide
Other 2.5% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 23

MN House: 23A, 23B

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