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Pipestone County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2019 #54 of 87
81.1%
#35 of 87
79.73%
2018 #45 of 87
79.73%
#22 of 87
79.73%
2017 #43 of 87
79.36%
#51 of 87
44.54%
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Rank: 35 (out of 87) for broadband speeds of 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Pipestone County could meet the broadband speed goals for both 2022 and 2026 with a concerted effort. The numbers aren’t too far from reality; the impact of Vast Broadband may make a big difference. If that impact isn’t great, they will need to work on building partnerships with other providers.

Pipestone County has benefited from two grants:

  • 2017 – Woodstock Telephone Company – Pipestone County Wireless – GRANT $363,851
    Serving 135 unserved households, 540 unserved businesses, and 1 unserved community anchor institution in rural Pipestone with service levels to a minimum of 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload with higher speeds of 75Mbps/25Mbps.
  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile
    Grant award: $808,080
    This project is a Middle Mile broadband infrastructure buildout to upgrade backhaul capacity between site locations within 20 southwestern Minnesota counties: Blue Earth, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Meeker, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Rock, Redwood, Renville, Sibley Swift, Watonwan, and Yellow Medicine.

In April (2019), Vast Broadband launched Gigabit access in Marshall, Pipestone and Worthington Counties. In September 2019, Woodstock Telephone’s grant-funded network was completed. It will be interesting to see the impact these projects will have on county’s pursuit of Minnesota’s 2026 speed goals.

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Household Density

8.7

Number of Providers

6

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 22

MN House: 22A

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