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Washington County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #15 of 87 96.02%
2020 #12 of 87 95.8%
2019 #12 of 87 95.8%
2018 #9 of 87 96.1%
2017 #9 of 87 94.97%
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Rank: 15 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Washington County has some suburban areas and some rural areas. So, some areas attract providers while other areas need incentive. They will likely need incentive to get the last 4 percent of the county covered. But there are some opportunities

Washington County will benefit from a MN State Grant awarded in 2021:

Midco (Midcontinent Communications) – Scandia – GRANT $78,824 This last mile project will serve 78 underserved households and one underserved business in remote neighborhoods of Scandia in Washington County.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Washington is $50,898,622; broadband is one possible use.

Washington County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. They are a code green community.

Past grants

2019: Midco (Midcontinent Communications) – Scandia Project – GRANT $510,358

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Household Density


Number of Providers


As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 94.6% %
Desktop or Laptop 87.6% %
Smartphone 3.2% %
Tablet 70.3% %
Other —% %

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation


Has Received MN Grant(s)


Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 2, CD 4, CD 6

MN Senate: 38, 39, 43, 53, 54

MN House: 38A, 38B, 39A, 39B, 43A, 43B, 53A, 53B, 54A, 54B

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