|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%|
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.
Find more articles on broadband in Olmsted County (http://tinyurl.com/gmslyhe)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Has Received MN Grant(s)
2016 – KMTELECOM RURAL MANTORVILLE – GRANT: $764,663
2019: BEVCOMM (Pine Island Telephone Company) – NE Pine Island Fiber Project Phase I – GRANT $222,222
U.S. Congress: CD 1
MN Senate: 25, 26
MN House: 25A, 25B, 26A, 26B