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Mower County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2019 #45 of 87
85.22%
#37 of 87
78.56%
2018 #47 of 87
78.47%
#79 of 87
23.31%
2017 #22 of 87
94.78%
#14 of 87
90.2%
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Rank: 36 (out of 87) for broadband at speeds of 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Mower County may not make the speed goals for either 2022 or 2026. It seems as if they may have some momentum going but it’s difficult to tell with mapping anomalies. The recent approval of the Mid Continent Telephone Company (Midco) state grant application will help.

The numbers for Mower County are skewed, especially for access to 100/20 Mbps – in due because mapping in 2017 included fixed wireless access this year includes only wireline. But it makes it difficult to assess growth.

In 2017, Mediacom announced that part of Mower County (Adams, Brownsdale, Le Roy, Lyle, Waltham) are part of its Gigabit upgrade. That may explain some growth.

In Aug 2019, Mid Continent asked Mower County to support their application for a Minnesota Broadband grant to extend/expand broadband in the area. Mower agreed to support it…

With a vote of approval during Tuesday’s county board meeting, Mower County is on a higher-speed trek to gaining rural broadband access to all of its residents.

The Mower County Board unanimously approved a resolution, along with a letter of support for Mid Continent Communication (MIDCO) choosing the county as a project site to receive high-speed internet access for 9,371 places for optical fiber and terrestrial fixed wireless access, in a 5-0 vote.

This is a multi-county application.

Also, Mower will be getting FCC funding over the next 10 years.

Mower County could benefit from future grants. In 2019, MiBroadband and Midco applied to upgrade service in Mower. (That doesn’t mean they will get the grant; they have only applied.)

Find more articles on broadband in Mower County.

Household Density

22.2

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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