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Renville County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #62 of 87 70.86%
2020 #66 of 87 63.23%
2019 #62 of 87 59.06%
2018 #50 of 87 51.78%
2017 #42 of 87 50.43%
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Rank: 65 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Renville County has been working on better broadband for more than 10 years. They are a part of the original RS Fiber team. Border to Border grants have helped support incremental improvement. They received an award in the last round.

Renville County will benefit from a 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.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Renville is $2,821,495; broadband is one possible use.

Renville County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. They just need to show the determination they had when RS Fiber was formed. They are a code yellow community.

Past grants:

2016 – RENVILLE COUNTY HBC & RS FIBER – GRANT: $807,966

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

2014 – R-S Fiber Cooperative, FTTH Project – Award: $1 million.

2019: Nuvera Communications, Inc. – Hutchinson W Project – GRANT $346,282

2019: Midco (Midcontinent Communications) – Renville Project – GRANT $230,835

Find more articles on broadband in Renville County (http://tinyurl.com/hfazdvf)

Household Density

5.78

Number of Providers

14

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85.3% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 71.5% %
statewide
Smartphone 8% %
statewide
Tablet 49.9% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

RS Fiber has worked with the Blandin Foundation.

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 16, 17

MN House: 16B, 17A

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