Skip to Main Content

Watonwan County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2022 #65 of 87 71.06%
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%
Coverage map graphic

Rank: 65 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Watonwan County ranks 65 for broadband access and 79 for digital equity out of 87 counties. They have been hovering around 70 percent coverage to broadband of 100 Mbps down and 20 up since we began tracking. They have 1411 households without access to broadband at that speed. Estimates indicate that it will cost $13.1 million to get to ubiquitous broadband in the county.

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 and that’s why they retain their red code.

Digital Equity:

Watonwan County ranks 79 out of 87 for digital equity. (See full Digital Equity Profile)

Watonwan County ranks 46 out of 87 for computer ownership. 90.7 percent of homes have a computer of device as compared to statewide ownership of 95.5 percent.

Household Density

11.1

Number of Providers

18

As of 2022 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

A Device 80.7% 95.5%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 68.8% 83.2%
statewide
Smartphone 63.3% 90.1%
statewide
Tablet 44.9% 65.8%
statewide
Other 2.5% 2.3%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

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

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 21, 22

MN House: 21B, 22A

Find Your Representatives

arrow icon pointing up Back to Top