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Wright County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2019 #33 of 87
91.07%
#33 of 87
81.02%
2018 #32 of 87
87.89%
#21 of 87
80.61%
2017 #41 of 87
81.17%
#65 of 87
29.26%
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Rank: 33 (out of 87) for broadband speeds of 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Wright County is not poised to meet the MN broadband goals for either 2022 or 2026. They need to renew interest in broadband to meet those goals.

Wright County has benefited from a broadband grant:

  • 2017 – Midco (Midcontinent Communications) – Annandale East – GRANT $537,050
    Serving 40 unserved households, and 531 underserved households and 7 underserved businesses, in the area northeast of Annandale near Bass Lake and Clearwater Lake in Wright County with service levels to up to 1 Gbps.

Wright County is home to Monticello, one of the famous municipal broadband networks. Monticello built their own fiber network – but in process the incumbent also built a fiber network and even sued the city. It looks like Monticello is continuing to bring in competition and looking at the numbers the providers are reaching outside the city limits.

To reach the MN broadband speed goals, Wright County will need to build a momentum, work with providers to expand and upgrade service.

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

Household Density

62.2

Number of Providers

13

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 6

MN Senate: 15, 18, 29, 30

MN House: 15B, 18A, 29A, 29B, 30A, 30B

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