Many rural Kandiyohi County residents still remain without access to high-speed broadband and the many benefits that come from having such access. The situation has never been more apparent than in the past months of social distancing, working from home and distance learning.
The Broadband and Advanced Technology Committee of the Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission (EDC) has focused on securing high-speed broadband for all people in our county. The committee’s past efforts have expanded broadband, but we are well aware that today’s digital demands make this issue more urgent. All Kandiyohi County residents, businesses, remote employees and distance-learning students need high-speed internet access to thrive in our digital world.
Starting in May, the EDC began polling county residents to assess just what issues are being experienced and where efforts need to be focused to get everyone up to speed! The number of respondents from Kandiyohi County was 351.