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Olmsted County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #17 of 87 93.9%
2020 #16 of 87 92.87%
2019 #15 of 87 92.66%
2018 #62 of 87 41.29%
2017 #62 of 87 34%
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Rank: 17 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Olmsted County is nearly there. They are the home of the Mayo Clinic, which acts as an anchor for providers looking to expand service.

Olmsted County will benefit from a few MN State Grants awarded in 2021:

  • Charter Communications (Spectrum) – Cambridge Hills – GRANT $28,950 This middle and last mile project will serve approximately 41 unserved households in Marion Township in Olmsted County.
  • KMTelecom – Rock Dell Northwest Fiber Build – GRANT $385,173 This last mile project will serve approximately 125 unserved locations in the rural Ashland and Vernon townships in Dodge County and Salem Township in Olmsted County.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Olmsted is $30,699,953; broadband is one possible use. Rochester and Olmsted County have been vocal about wanting better broadband. This federal funding is a good opportunity for them, if they take it. They are code green.

Past grants:

  • 2016 – KMTELECOM RURAL MANTORVILLE – GRANT: $764,663
  • 2019: BEVCOMM (Pine Island Telephone Company) – NE Pine Island Fiber Project Phase I – GRANT $222,222

Find more articles on broadband in Olmsted County (http://tinyurl.com/gmslyhe)

Household Density

90.43

Number of Providers

14

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 93.3% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 85.3% %
statewide
Smartphone 4% %
statewide
Tablet 65.5% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 25, 26

MN House: 25A, 25B, 26A, 26B

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