Information Technology helps support the services that individual County departments provide to the public by providing technology consulting, systems implementation, and technology support services to County departments.
Technology infrastructure supported by Information Technology includes:
County data network
Email and voicemail
Mobile data devices
Data and network security
Information Technology also includes a Word Processing department, which provides a wide variety of typing, dictation, and other document-creation services to County staff.
Information Technology works together with County departments to find and implement solutions to their computer and technology needs.
Broadband Feasibility Study
Blue Earth County was awarded a $25,000 Blandin Foundation grant to be used to research rural broadband needs. The grant, along with an additional $25,000, which was set aside as part of the county’s Information Technology Department budget, was used to conduct the feasibility study. The goal of the study was to better understand the county’s broadband needs, identify where broadband access is lacking throughout the county and recommend potential solutions to get our rural areas up to recommended state standards. County officials hired Finely Engineering to conduct the study. The completed survey is below.