Minnesota ranks #7 for broadband

US News and World Report recently release their Best State Rankings. Drum roll please – Minnesota came in second place, behind Iowa.

They looked at 8 areas; here’s how Minnesota ranked:

  • Health Care #7
  • Education #13
  • Economy #20
  • Opportunity #3
  • Infrastructure #6
  • Crime & Corrections #11
  • Fiscal Stability #24
  • Quality of Life #2

Digging into the Infrastructure for Minnesota, here’s how we rank:

  • Internet #7
  • Broadband Access (households download speeds of 25 Mbps or faster)  #10
  • Ultra-Fast Internet Access (households with at least a gig) #14
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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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