Goodhue County Broadband Profile: Current ranking 47

I am doing the annual look at broadband in each county – based on maps from the Office of Broadband Development and news gathered from the last year.

Goodhue ranking has slipped from 34 to 47. The county is well served near Red Wing. In fact, they were part of a case study that looks at the community return on public investment that found that…

Using formulas devised to measure impact of broadband access, Goodhue has the potential to realize:

  • A combined household economic benefit of broadband of $32,774,600
  • A combined increase in residential real estate value of $104,825,572 annually

Also a broadband grant was awarded to the area at the end of 2017…

Two communities in Goodhue County will benefit from this funding: Wanamingo and Goodhue/White Rock. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development estimates that these two projects will improve access for 619 unserved households, 164 unserved businesses and four unserved community institutions.

Info on Access:

Speeds % served 2017 % served 2018
25/3 87.46 77.10
100/20 60.33 55.99

The speeds reflect the Minnesota speed goals:

  • 25 Mbps down and 3 up by 2022
  • 100 Mbps down and 20 up by 2026

Current ranking for 100/20 access: 47

  • Red Wing has worked with the Blandin Foundation
  • Find more articles on broadband in Goodhue County. (http://tinyurl.com/z3jwte4)
  • Districts: CD 2
    Sentate: 21, 58
    House: 21A, 21B, 58B
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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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