Red Lake County ranks 26 (out of 87) for broadband speeds of 100/20: code yellow

For all practical purposes, Red Lake County has reached the state’s broadband speed goals for 2022. But they need to work toward the 2026 goal. They have not had to think about broadband for many years, but their current speed of broadband is not futureproof.

Percentage of Served Population by Speed and Date
2019 2018 2017
100/20 (2026 goal) 83.17 83.17 48.01
25/3 (2022 goal) 99.99 99.99 99.99

Green=served Purple=underesrved Red=unserved


  • 100/20 ranking: 26 (down from 18)
  • 25/3 ranking: 1
  • Has worked with Blandin: no
  • Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
  • Household density: 4
  • Number of providers: 4


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

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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