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Martin County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #67 of 87 66.71%
2020 #62 of 87 68.24%
2019 #64 of 87 55.22%
2018 #48 of 87 54.8%
2017 #39 of 87 54.06%
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Rank: 68 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

In 2020, Martin County saw a nice increase in coverage; somehow that has decreased in the last year. (Probably a correction; not removal of broadband.) They will see improvements based on a recent MN Border to Border grant award.

Martin County will benefit from a MN State Grant awarded in 2021:

BEVCOMM (Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company, Easton Telephone Company & Cannon Valley Telecom) – Rural Faribault County and Martin County Fiber Expansion Phase 2 Project – GRANT $1,182,818 This last mile project will serve approximately two unserved households, 203 underserved households, 46 underserved businesses, and 181 underserved farms in portions of Faribault and Martin counties.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Martin is $3,817,397; broadband is one possible use. Matin County will need a push to get to better broadband; they are code red.

Past grants:

  • 2017- BEVCOMM (Granada Telephone Company) — Granada Rural Final – GRANT: $202,410
  • 2016 – GRANADA TELEPHONE COMPANY (DBA BEVCOMM) SOUTH RURAL GRANADA – GRANT:  $157,920
  • 2016 – MARTIN COUNTY (WITH FRONTIER) RURAL BROADBAND INITIATIVE – GRANT: $1,677,823
  • BEVCOMM (Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company & Easton Telephone Company) – Rural Faribault County Project – GRANT: $579,781

Find more articles on broadband in Martin County (http://tinyurl.com/h37zf6l)

Household Density

13.96

Number of Providers

4

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85.9% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 69.6% %
statewide
Smartphone 10.2% %
statewide
Tablet 49.3% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Martin 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 1

MN Senate: 23

MN House: 23A

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