Compare Minnesota broadband speeds to other states via Ookla map

Want a quick visual on how Minnesota broadband speeds compare to other states? Ookla has a color-coded map tracking average Internet speeds by congressional district…

broadband by congressional district

First striking point – both North and South Dakota are beating us.

Their general remarks…

Perhaps not surprisingly, big cities and more urban areas are more likely to benefit from faster download speeds, while rural communities are more likely to see that little buffering icon spin around constantly.

We see that in Minnesota through the Connect Minnesota maps. Earlier this week the MN Broadband Task Force was debating how much of Minnesota has access to broadband based on whether you include mobile wireless access or not. The numbers don’t sound bad – but when you look at a map you can see there’s a great discrepancy between urban and rural areas…

mn broadband speeds by county

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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