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Redwood County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2023 #63 of 87 76.23%
2022 #84 of 87 48.35%
2021 #85 of 87 40.04%
2020 #86 of 87 36.48%
2019 #83 of 87 33.56%
2018 #72 of 87 33.56%
2017 #60 of 87 34.37%

Redwood County: Moving Up the Ranking

Redwood County ranks 63 for broadband access out of 87 counties. They have 76.23 percent coverage to broadband of 100 Mbps down and 20 up. They have 1439 households without access to broadband at that speed. Estimates indicate that it will cost $13.4 million to get to ubiquitous broadband in the county.

Redwood County has gone from almost 40 percent coverage in 2021 to 80 percent coverage in 2022 and now that has slipped, which is likely a reflection of map challenges and corrections. Redwood County worked on better broadband with the help of a Lead Fellow; they have been asking residents to take a broadband survey.

In December 2022, Arvig received $1.3 million in Border to Border funding to reach 15 unserved and 1,855 underserved households, farms and businesses in the cities of Belview, Clements, Morgan, Seaforth, Vesta, Wabasso, Walnut Grove and Wanda throughout Redwood County and Hanson Communications got almost $1 million to serve 484 underserved locations and 45 unserved locations in and between the towns of Lamberton and Revere in Redwood County.

Redwood County’s work getting the community engaged with a survey will likely help them strive to get federal (BEAD) funding once it becomes available. That is how they retain their yellow ranking.

Household Density


Number of Providers


As of 2023 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

A Device 83.9% 95.5%
Desktop or Laptop 74.4% 83.2%
Smartphone 66.9% 90.1%
Tablet 50.2% 65.8%
Other 3.7% 2.3%

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation


Redwood County has worked with the Blandin Foundation.

Has Received MN Grant(s)


2022 – Hanson Communications, Inc., $923,918.00

2022 – Redwood County Telephone Co. dba Arvig, $1,336,037.04 (Learn more)

MN State Grant awarded in 2021: Minnesota Valley Telephone Company (MVTC) – Rural Franklin Fiber Project – GRANT $226,800 This middle and last mile project will serve approximately 45 unserved locations in the City of Franklin and the townships of Sherman, Eden, Camp and Birch Cooley in Redwood, Renville and Brown counties.

2019 – MVTC (Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Inc.) – Rural Lucan Fiber Project – GRANT $635,400

2017 – MVTC (Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Inc.) – Milroy Broadband Project – GRANT $742,365


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

There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects.

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 15

MN House: 15B

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