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Scott County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2023 #21 of 87 93.67%
2022 #21 of 87 92.04%
2021 #22 of 87 91.02%
2020 #19 of 87 89.43%
2019 #19 of 87 89.15%
2018 #14 of 87 88.61%
2017 #15 of 87 88.38%

Scott County: recent grant should help edge them Closer

Scott County ranks 21 for broadband access out of 87 counties. They have 93.67 percent coverage to broadband of 100 Mbps down and 20 up. They have 2892 households without access to broadband at that speed. Estimates indicate that it will cost $26.8 million to get to ubiquitous broadband in the county.

As part of the 7-county metro area, Scott County is a fairly metro county, so they have the advantage of proximity to the Twin Cities and some higher population density areas. They have had slow, incremental improvement since we have been tracking progress.

In December Nuvera received $2.4 million in Border to Border funding to serve 439 unserved and 133 underserved locations in the rural areas of Scott County. Comcast has an application in to the latest (still open) round of Border to Border funding; results should be available in early 2024. In October 2023, the County put out a request for proposals from interested broadband partners. That move will put them in a good position for funding partners when federal (BEAD) funding becomes available. They retain their green ranking.

Household Density


Number of Providers


As of 2023 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

A Device 94.6% 95.5%
Desktop or Laptop 89.0% 83.2%
Smartphone 84.3% 90.1%
Tablet 67.9% 65.8%
Other 4.7% 2.3%

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation


Has Received MN Grant(s)


2022 – Nuvera Communications, Inc., $2,436,427.00

MN State Grant awarded in 2021: Nuvera Communications, Inc. – Webster Rural FTTP – GRANT $431,260 This last mile project will serve 103 unserved and 178 underserved locations in Wheatland and Webster townships in Rice County, Euraka and Greenvale townships in Dakota County, and New Market and Cedar Lake townships in Scott County.

2019 – BEVCOMM (Eckles Telephone Company) – Le Sueur County Project – GRANT $1,857,376

2017 – Jaguar Communications – Sand Creek Township Area Broadband Project – GRANT $192,405

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 2

MN Senate: 22, 54, 55, 57, 58

MN House: 22B, 54A, 54B, 55A, 57A, 58A

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