Hubbard County Broadband Profile: current ranking 55

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.

Hubbard County broadband ranking has slipped from 48 to 55. They had received some grant funding (via Paul Bunyan) in the past. Paul Bunyan got another grant for upgrades in the area in November 2017…

Paul Bunyan Communications has been awarded a Border to Border Broadband Grant from the state of Minnesota to expand its fiber optic services to portions of St Louis, Hubbard and Itasca Counties.
As a result, the cooperative will begin expansion construction next spring that will pass a minimum of 830 locations.

Senator Utke celebrated the grant.

Info on Access:

Speeds % served 2017 % served 2018
25/3 87.42 95.65
100/20 46.43 46.61

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: 55

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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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