|2021||#85 of 87||40.04%|
|2020||#86 of 87||36.48%|
|2019||#83 of 87||33.56%|
|2018||#72 of 87||33.56%|
|2017||#60 of 87||34.37%|
Rank: 85 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)
Redwood County has been working on broadband for many years; they were a Blandin Broadband Community in 2013. They have benefited from a few broadband grants, including the most recent round but they have a long way to go.
Redwood County will benefit from a MN State Grant awarded in 2021:
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company (MVTC) – Rural Franklin Fiber Project – GRANT $226,800
This middle and last mile project will serve approximately 45 unserved locations in the City of Franklin and the townships of Sherman, Eden, Camp and Birch Cooley in Redwood, Renville and Brown counties.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Redwood is $2,942,128; broadband is one possible use.
Redwood County might benefit from intervention, such as the Blandin Accelerate program, a process to spur community acquisition and deployment of federal and state broadband funds, to find an alternative solution. That might help them to invest the ARP funding in broadband. They are code red.
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Redwood County has worked with the Blandin Foundation.
Has Received MN Grant(s)
2017 – MVTC (Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Inc.) – Milroy Broadband Project – GRANT $742,365
2016 – ARVIG – REDWOOD COUNTY TELEPHONE MIDDLE MILE FIBER EXTENSION – GRANT: $27,998
2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080
2019: MVTC (Minnesota Valley Telephone Company, Inc.) – Rural Lucan Fiber Project – GRANT $635,400
There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects.
U.S. Congress: CD 7
MN Senate: 16, 22
MN House: 16A, 16B, 22B