New MN broadband stats are out; almost 70% have access to 100/20

The Office of Broadband Development has posted new maps and stats on broadband access on their site. Here’s the high level take:

What does that mean as far as Minnesota State Broadband Goals?

  • We are 87.94 percent of the way there in terms of the 2022 goal – access to everyone at speeds of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up (25/3).
  • We are 69.86 percent of the way there in terms of the 2026 goal – access to everyone at speeds of 100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up (100/20).

Rural areas do lag behind the urban/suburban counterpoints.

  • We are 73.06 percent of the way there in terms of the 2022 goal – access to everyone at speeds of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up (25/3).
  • We are 52.46 percent of the way there in terms of the 2026 goal – access to everyone at speeds of 100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up (100/20).

The percentages are  little better when you look at rates that include fixed wireless and/or mobile access.

Coming up next – a look at access 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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