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Watonwan County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #63 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%
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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.

Past grants:

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

Find more articles on broadband in Watonwan County (http://tinyurl.com/jpnf6xv)

 

Household Density

9.74

Number of Providers

8

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 69.8% %
statewide
Smartphone 8% %
statewide
Tablet 48.3% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 23

MN House: 23A, 23B

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