|2021||#64 of 87||69.25%|
|2020||#61 of 87||68.5%|
|2019||#58 of 87||67.75%|
|2018||#34 of 87||68.42%|
|2017||#31 of 87||64.58%|
Rank: 64 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)
Watonwan County has been hovering just under 70 percent covered since we began tracking. They have benefited from grants in the past. There isn’t much broadband news coming from the county. They seem unlikely to make the 2026 speed goals without community intervention but there are opportunities.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Watonwan is $2,113,406; broadband is one possible use.
Watonwan County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. They are a red code community.
Find more articles on broadband in Watonwan County (http://tinyurl.com/jpnf6xv)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Has Received MN Grant(s)
2017 – New Ulm Telecom, Inc. – Hanska A&D FTTP – GRANT $324,894
2016 – NEW ULM TELECOM, INC. HANSKA – GRANT: $ 200,397
2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080
U.S. Congress: CD 1
MN Senate: 23
MN House: 23A, 23B