Minnesota Broadband County Ranking for speeds of 25/3 for 2018

The latest County Broadband Maps are out. I am hoping to start with the annual county profiles soon, where I track where each county is and what’s been happening in terms of broadband expansion, increase use or even just chatter. Today I’m just looking at the county ranking using a table that tracks estimated Availability of Wireline Broadband Service by County in the State of Minnesota – Areas Served by at Least 25 Mbps Download/3 Mbps Upload. So we’re just tracking to the 2022 speed goals, And the data is dated from March, 2018

Highest percentage of population with access to 25/3

  1. Red Lake – 99.99% ranks 1
  2. Rock – 99.93% ranks 2   
  3. Ramsey – 99.84% ranks 3
  4. Swift – 99.64% ranks 4  
  5. Clearwater – 99.58% ranks 5
  6. Beltrami – 99.40 % ranks 6
  7. Stevens – 99.22% ranks 7
  8. Hennepin – 99.18% ranks 8
  9. Big Stone – 98.91% ranks 9           
  10. Anoka – 98.87% ranks 10 

Lac qui Parle, Dodge, Freeborn and Steele fall off the list from 2016. The counties in bold are new to the list.

Lowest percentage of population with access to 25/3

  1. Martin –  56.38% ranks 78
  2. Renville – 55.06% ranks 79
  3. Lincoln – 53.44% ranks 80
  4. Murray – 51.00% ranks 81
  5. Marshall- 50.84% ranks 82
  6. Lake of the Woods- 50.47% ranks 83
  7. Yellow Medicine- 46.91% ranks 84
  8. Aitkin – 45.68% rank 85
  9. Fillmore – 45.02% ranks 86
  10. Pine- 42.84% ranks 87 *

Mille Lacs, Todd, Traverse, Redwood, Norman fall off the list from 2016. The counties in bold are new to the list.

Or you can download the entire list in Excel.

This entry was posted in MN, MN Office of Broadband Development, Research by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

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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