Ramsey County ranks 2 (out of 87) for broadband speeds 100/20: code green

Ramsey County is likely to meet the MN speed goals for 2022 and 2026.

Percentage of Served Population by Speed and Date
Ramsey 2019 2018 2017
100/20 (2026 goal) 99.84 99.82 99.39
25/3 (2022 goal) 99.86 99.84 99.74

Green=served Purple=underesrved Red=unserved

Ramsey County is a metro-based county where the market makes it feasible for broadband providers to serve broadband profitably. They have applied for state grants in the past. At one point they toyed with a municipally supported network. But the market  can take care of many of the needs.

Verizon recently announced plans for 5G expansion in St Paul. It’s likely that won’t impact their progress to speed goals, but it will offer a new option for the most urban areas.

Verizon recently announced plans for 5G expansion in St Paul. It’s likely that won’t impact their progress to speed goals, but it will offer a new option for the most urban areas of the county.

Checklist:

  • 100/20 ranking: 2 (no change)
  • 25/3 ranking: 3
  • Has worked with Blandin: no
  • Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
  • Household density: 1191.3
  • Number of providers: 9

Details:

  • Find more article on https://bit.ly/2kgeboX
  • Districts: CD 4
    Senate: 38, 41, 42, 43, 53, 64, 65, 66, 67
    House: 38A, 41A, 41B, 42A, 42B, 43A, 43B, 53A, 64A, 64B, 65A, 65B, 66A, 66B, 67A, 67B
  • 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)
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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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