Mahnomen County is not poised to meet the speed goals for 2022 or 2026. They are near the bottom of the list and without a concerted effort they will not come close.
|Percentage of Served Population by Speed and Date|
|100/20 (2026 goal)||17.31||13.53||13.03|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||89.87||76.93||72.42|
Mahnomen has decent coverage for 25/3 access, which may leave residents to think that they are not in need of improvement, but they are not in line to meet the 2026 goals.
They have benefited from one MN broadband grant:
- 2017 – Garden Valley Telephone Company – Bejou – GRANT $1,304,421
Serving 214 unserved households, 17 unserved businesses, and 7 unserved community anchor institutions in Bejou and surrounding rural areas within Mahnomen County, including portions of the White Earth Reservation with service levels to 1 Gbps down and 1 Gbps up.
Mahnomen County could benefit from future grants. In 2019, Arvig applied to upgrade service in Mahnomen. (That doesn’t mean they will get the grant; they have only applied.)
- 100/20 ranking: 86
- 25/3 ranking: 34
- Has worked with Blandin: no
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
- Household density: 3.5
- Number of providers: 9
- Find more articles on broadband in McLeod County (https://bit.ly/2kgeboX)
- Districts: CD 7
House: 18A, 18B
- Find your reps
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. I’m looking at progress toward the 2022 (25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up) and 2026 (100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up) and will code each:
- Red (yikes)
- Yellow (warning)
- Green (good shape)