Broadband Committee

Mission Statement

Our mission is to identify broadband needs in Wright County, identify delivery options within the county, oversee disbursement of state and federal American Rescue Plan funds, serve as a broadband granting organization and serve as a sponsoring agency for internet service providers. 
Wright County was awarded grant funds from the State of Minnesota as part of a Federal Coronavirus Relief Package titled the American Rescue Plan (ARP). With these funds, Counties are expanding infrastructure such as broadband, water/sewer, and ditches. The County would like to address some common questions received with the broadband survey responses regarding government involvement, cost, and provider options. 
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Wright County Broadband Feasibility Study

Wright County has contracted with Design Nine of Blacksburg, Virginia to complete a feasibility study, with an expected completion of December 2021. The study will provide information needed to analyze, select and implement the best solution(s) to improve broadband within Wright County.

Survey Report 

• Broadband Service Provider Report

 • Wright County Broadband Feasibility and Assessment

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. 

The program provides a monthly discount towards broadband service for eligible households. Eligible households may also receive a one-time discount on the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Click here for more information about the program, eligibility, and to apply. 

Wright County Unserved and Underserved Areas

Broadband Committee Members & Staff

Email Address
Phone Number
Darek Vetsch (763)682-7687
Mark Daleiden (763)682-7686
Lee Kelly, County Administrator (763)682-7378
Elizabeth Karels, Project Administrator (763)684-8604
Matthew Fomby, IT Director (763)682-7316
Lindsey Meyer, Finance Director (763)684-8602
Heather Lemieux, Assistant Finance Director (763)682-7582
Greg Kryzer, Civil Division Chief (763)682-7344
John Holler, Communications Specialist (763)684-4532