The new MN Broadband County Maps are out!!

I always feel a little bit like The Jerk when the phone books come out when the Office of Broadband Development publishes the updated county broadband maps and info. And this week I’m jumping up and down.

I am going to do three separate posts on the data because I think it’s easier to take them on in smaller bites. This post I want to share the fact that the info is there. You can access the maps, data or a spreadsheet that include the following info for each county:

  • Household density
  • Number of households
  • Percent of households with wireline access to 25/3
  • Percent of households with wireline access to 100/20
  • Percent of households with wireline access to Gig up and down

And of course you can see a map of coverage in your county.

I’ll paste an abridged portion of the table – and I’ll focus on the Gig access. I’m working on posts that focus on 25/3 and 100/20 that will rank access and compare speeds and ranking to 2018. I will use this data to do the annual County Profiles – but with 87 counties that will take a while. (Download full spreadsheet for best access to data; I know the layout may be wonky here.)

Top 10 Counties for Gig Access

County ≥ 1 Gbps Download/1 Gbps Upload Speeds Ranking
Beltrami 98.78 1
Stevens 96.74 2
Cook 94.50 3
Lake 93.23 4
Clearwater 89.30 5
Red Lake 83.17 6
Winona 75.12 7
Kittson 74.99 8
Lac qui Parle 74.61 9
Wilkin 72.21 10

Bottom 10 Counties

County ≥ 1 Gbps Download/1 Gbps Upload Speeds Ranking
Faribault 0.09 78
Benton 0.00 79
Carlton 0.00 80
Kanabec 0.00 81
Kandiyohi 0.00 82
Martin 0.00 83
Mille Lacs 0.00 84
Pine 0.00 85
Redwood 0.00 86
Yellow Medicine 0.00 87
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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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