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Rock County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2019 #2 of 87
99.93%
#1 of 87
99.93%
2018 #2 of 87
99.93%
#1 of 87
99.93%
2017 #61 of 87
68.17%
#28 of 87
66.32%
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Rank: 1 (out of 87) for broadband speeds of 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

The top rated county in Minnesota for access to broadband speeds of 100/20, for all practical purposes, Rock County has reached the Minnesota broadband goals for both 2022 and 2026.

Rock County benefited from two state broadband grants:

  • 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.
  • 2014 – Rock County Broadband Alliance (RCBA), FTTP Project
    Award: $5 million. Total project cost: $12.85 million. Impact: service to 1,261 homes and farms, 68 businesses, and 21 community institutions in Rock County.

The 2014 project set Rock County in a good direction.  In the summer of 2017, Rock County shared their community broadband expertise by inviting the Minnesota Broadband Task Force to visit the area and learn more about the program. Rock County is a member of the 2018-2020 Blandin Broadband Community cohort.  Residents are implementing projects to boost broadband adoption and sophistication of use as an economic development strategy.

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Household Density

8.1

Number of Providers

10

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 22

MN House: 22A

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