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Renville County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2022 #67 of 87 70.79%
2021 #63 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: 67 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Renville County ranks 67 for broadband access and 66 for digital equity out of 87 counties. They have stayed stagnant at 70 percent coverage to broadband of 100 Mbps down and 20 up since 2021. They have 2019 households without access to broadband at that speed. Estimates indicate that it will cost $18.8 million to get to ubiquitous broadband in the county.

Renville will benefit from TDS deploying fiber to 3,700 properties in Kandiyohi, Stearns, Renville and Swift Counties.

Renville County has been working on better broadband for more than 10 years, but they seem to be stuck, which is why their code has gone from yellow to red.

Digital Equity:

Renville County ranks 66 out of 87 for digital equity. (See full Digital Equity Profile)

Renville County ranks 74 out of 87 for computer ownership. 88 percent of homes have a computer of device as compared to statewide ownership of 95.5 percent.

Household Density

7.0

Number of Providers

23

As of 2022 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

A Device 83.4% 95.5%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 71.7% 83.2%
statewide
Smartphone 65.5% 90.1%
statewide
Tablet 46.0% 65.8%
statewide
Other 6.0% 2.3%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

RS Fiber has worked with the Blandin Foundation.

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

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

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

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.

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 16

MN House: 16A

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