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Freeborn County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2019 #39 of 87
87.92%
#25 of 87
83.88%
2018 #39 of 87
84.31%
#71 of 87
34.18%
2017 #5 of 87
99.44%
#11 of 87
94.59%
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Rank: 25 (out of 87) for broadband speeds of 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

The historical numbers for Freeborn County are unreliable. The numbers from 2017 reflect wireless connections and the more recent don’t but the difference seems to reflect more than that. It is clear that they will need a concerted effort to meet the 2022 and 2026 goals.

Freeborn has benefited from three state broadband grants:

  • 2017 – BEVCOMM (Cannon Valley Telephone) – Freeborn Southwest Rural Final – GRANT $122,460
    Serving 15 unserved households and 17 unserved businesses in the rural Freeborn area, in Freeborn County, completing a Border-to-Border grant build begun there two years ago..
  • 2016 – CANNON VALLEY TELECOM, INC. (DBA BEVCOMM) RURAL FREEBORN – GRANT:  $150,700
    Serving 10 unserved households, 6 unserved businesses, 9 underserved households, and 6 underserved businesses in the rural Freeborn area in Freeborn County in Southern Minnesota with access of 1 Gigabit per second up and down, exceeding the 2026 state speed goal.
  • 2015 – BEVCOMM Cannon Valley Telecom – Rural Freeborn Fiber-to-the-Premises Project
    Grant award: $149,625
    Serving 43 households and 1 business in the rural Freeborn area, in Freeborn County in south-central Minnesota, close to the Minnesota/Iowa border.

Freeborn is also getting almost $2 million in FCC funding but that is over the next 10 years.

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Household Density

18.2

Number of Providers

12

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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