Broadband is a County Priority

More than ever, access to high-quality internet is 
needed by families and businesses to work, learn, and connect. Large areas of the county have access to high-quality broadband. Big Stone County has made and will continue to make progress to give all residents access to this necessity.

Broadband Concerns: 
If you have concerns regarding the availability or reliability of broadband at your home, please click here and fill out the form. 

Public WIFI and SMART Room Locations:  


Big Stone County Facilities (All Buildings) - To Schedule: 320-487-1111
Beardsley Fire Hall - To Schedule: 320-265-6122
Clinton Memorial Building - To Schedule: 320-325-5580
Graceville Community Center - To Schedule: 320-748-7911
Ortonville Community Center - To Schedule: 320-839-3428
Ortonville Fire Hall - To Schedule: 320-839-3428

Broadband Map: This Minnesota Office of Broadband interactive mapping tool shows broadband availability, providers in your area, and internet speeds available.​

FCC Provider/Service Map - Home | FCC National Broadband Map

Broadband Line Extension Connection Program
In the 2022 Legislative Session, the Office of Broadband Development (OBD) was directed to create a new program, the Broadband Line Extension Connection Program. The purpose of the program is to award grants for the extension of existing broadband infrastructure to unserved locations. An unserved location is a location that does not have a wired broadband service of at least 25Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload.

If you view the FCC map above, and do not have internet options you can request this grant, if you are unsure give us a call at 320-487-1111 and we can assist you determining if your property is eligible for this grant.

Local Internet Providers: Big Stone County has a number of internet service providers that cover different areas of the county. You can use their service availability tools to determine which provider is the best option for you.

Broadband Assistance: The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that can provide short-term assistance to help those in need of affordable broadband with their monthly bill. 

Public Libraries: Pioneerland Library System has computers and devices available at their locations for the public to use. All branch locations also provide free public wi-fi and digital literacy resources.

Telecommuter Forward! Certification: This certification shows Big Stone County’s support and commitment to promoting telecommuting opportunities for residents.