Chisago County Broadband Profile: current ranking 32

I am doing the annual look at broadband in each county – based on maps from the Office of Broadband Development and news gathered from the last year.

Chisago’s ranking has dipped from 29 to 32. They have been fortunate with state broadband grants in the past and those new connections are probably not included in the most recent mapping.

Also Chisago County has been a Blanidn Broadband Community, where they worked on broadband adoption projects such as a survey that indicated that 94 percent of the population would subscribe to better broadband if available.

Chisago County Economic Developer, Nancy Hoffman has been active in promoting broadband funding to the Legislature. And local Representative Neu has supported funding.

Info on Access:

Speeds % served 2017 % served 2018
25/3 65.25 73.27
100/20 65.45 69.53

The speeds reflect the Minnesota speed goals:

  • 25 Mbps down and 3 up by 2022
  • 100 Mbps down and 20 up by 2026

Current ranking for 100/20 access: 32

  • Chisago County has worked with the Blandin Foundation
  • There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects; it includes projects from this area.
  • Districts: CD 8
    Senate: 32 & 39
    House: 32A, 32B, 39A
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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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