|2021||#68 of 87||66.71%|
|2020||#62 of 87||68.24%|
|2019||#64 of 87||55.22%|
|2018||#48 of 87||54.8%|
|2017||#39 of 87||54.06%|
Rank: 68 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)
In 2020, Martin County saw a nice increase in coverage; somehow that has decreased in the last year. (Probably a correction; not removal of broadband.) They will see improvements based on a recent MN Border to Border grant award.
Martin County will benefit from a MN State Grant awarded in 2021:
BEVCOMM (Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company, Easton Telephone Company & Cannon Valley Telecom) – Rural Faribault County and Martin County Fiber Expansion Phase 2 Project – GRANT $1,182,818
This last mile project will serve approximately two unserved households, 203 underserved households, 46 underserved businesses, and 181 underserved farms in portions of Faribault and Martin counties.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Martin is $3,817,397; broadband is one possible use. Matin County will need a push to get to better broadband; they are code red.
Find more articles on broadband in Martin County (http://tinyurl.com/h37zf6l)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Martin County has worked with the Blandin Foundation.
Has Received MN Grant(s)
2017- BEVCOMM (Granada Telephone Company) — Granada Rural Final – GRANT: $202,410
2016 – GRANADA TELEPHONE COMPANY (DBA BEVCOMM) SOUTH RURAL GRANADA – GRANT: $157,920
2016 – MARTIN COUNTY (WITH FRONTIER) RURAL BROADBAND INITIATIVE – GRANT: $1,677,823
BEVCOMM (Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company & Easton Telephone Company) – Rural Faribault County Project – GRANT: $579,781
There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects.
U.S. Congress: CD 1
MN Senate: 23
MN House: 23A