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Nicollet County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #44 of 87 78.49%
2020 #42 of 87 78.29%
2019 #38 of 87 78.42%
2018 #73 of 87 33.29%
2017 #38 of 87 54.54%
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Rank: 45 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Nicollet County saw great progress in 2019; they have been stagnant since then, but they have received a grant in the last round that might help spur more local attention.

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

  • Nuvera Communications, Inc. – New Ulm HDT 202 FTTP – GRANT $444,386 This last mile project north of New Ulm will serve approximately 80 unserved and 67 underserved locations in Nicollet County.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Nicollet is $6,647,231; broadband is one possible use.

Nicollet County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. They are a code yellow community.

Past grant:

  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile = Grant award: $808,080

Find more articles on broadband in Nicollet County (http://tinyurl.com/h3zwpbd)

Household Density

29.07

Number of Providers

12

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 91.5% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 79.9% %
statewide
Smartphone 5.1% %
statewide
Tablet 62% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 19

MN House: 19A

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