Wabasha County ranks 60 (out of 87) for broadband access of 100/20: code red

Wabasha County is not poised to meet the state broadband goals for either 2022 or 2026. They benefited from a grant in 2016 but not much has appeared on the radar since then.

Percentage of Served Population by Speed and Date
2019 2018 2017
100/20 (2026 goal) 66.31 66.17 61.7
25/3 (2022 goal) 77.61 74.35 83.59

Green=served Purple=underesrved Red=unserved

Wabasha has benefited from a state broadband grant:

  • 2016 – NEW ULM TELECOM, INC. MAZEPPA – GRANT: $ 317,761
    Serving 87 unserved households, 11 unserved businesses and 66 underserved households in Mazeppa Township in Wabasha County with service levels to Gigabit.


  • 100/20 ranking: 60 (down from 39)
  • 25/3 ranking: 63
  • Has worked with Blandin
  • Has received a MN Broadband grant
  • Household density: 16
  • Number of providers: 9


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. I’m looking at progress toward the 2022 (25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up) and 2026 (100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up) and will code each:

  • Red (yikes)
  • Yellow (warning)
  • Green (good shape)
This entry was posted in County Profile 2019, Red by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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