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Scott County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2019 #19 of 87
96.43%
#19 of 87
89.15%
2018 #19 of 87
94.5%
#14 of 87
88.61%
2017 #20 of 87
96.1%
#15 of 87
88.38%
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Rank: 18 (out of 87) for broadband speeds of 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Scott County is in a position where they could make the Minnesota broadband goals for 2022 and 2026 with concerted effort.

Scott County started in 2007 with a 94-mile fiber-optic ring, At the time it was the largest government-owned high-speed network in the state, and one of the largest in the nation. In 2014, county officials detailed the advantages of the network…

We (Scott County) saw disparity between cost and access. A T1 in SE Scott was about $5500/years; in NE Scott it was $900/year. This project means we now buy it for about $30/year. Scott County Government now pays $35,000/year less for better broadband now.

Scott County has benefited from one state broadband grant:

  • 2017 – Jaguar Communications – Sand Creek Township Area Broadband Project – GRANT $192,405
    Serving 118 unserved households, 18 unserved businesses, and 3 community anchor institutions in the Sand Creek Township area of Scott County by constructing fiber to the premises.

Scott is a fairly metro county; the market will probably take care of much of the county, but parts of it will take an effort.

Scott County could benefit from future grants. In 2019, Jaguar Communications and Mediacom applied to upgrade service in Scott. (That doesn’t mean they will get the grant; they have only applied.)

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Household Density

122.4

Number of Providers

10

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 2

MN Senate: 20, 55, 56

MN House: 20A, 55A, 55B, 56A

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