Waseca County Broadband Initiative

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DEED encourages Minnesotans to apply for broadband expansion program for homes and businesses

Waseca County High-Speed Internet


We live in a digital world where high-speed internet plays a critical role in how we live and interact with each other.  The internet is the primary gateway to economic opportunities, education, healthcare, employment, civic participation and an enhanced quality of life.  Unfortunately, there is a gap between those who enjoy the benefits of connectivity and those who do not.  Waseca County is working to create a more digitally equitable community where everyone can access and use technology to improve their quality of life.




Minnesota's state goal is "all Minnesota businesses and homes have access to at least one provider of broadband with download speeds of at least 100 megabits per second and upload speeds of at least 20 megabits per second no later than than 2026."


What you can do today


*. Help ensure that the FCC's broadband map is accurate by participating in the challenge process (help.bdc.fcc.gov)

*. Take the internet speed test (mn.gov/deed/programs-services/broadband/checkspeedmn/

*. Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (affordableconnectivity.gov/how-to-apply/)

*. Apply for the Minnesota Broadband Line Extension Connection Program (mn.gov/deed/programs-services/broadband/extension/)

*. Increase your skills to access and meaningfully use the internet (digitalliteracyassessment.org)


Digital Inclusion Resources


*. Benton Foundation

*. DigitalLearn.org created by the Public Library Association

*. Minnesota Office of Broadband Development

*. National Digital Inclusion Alliance

*. NorthStar Digital Literacy

*. Purdue University's Center for Regional Development - Digital Divide Index

*. US Department of Commerce National Telecommunication and Information Administration - Data Central