Todd County is not poised to meet the MN state speed goals for either 2022 or 2026.
|Percentage of Served Population by Speed and Date|
|100/20 (2026 goal)||38.68||17.58||2.86|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||71.91||67.96||46.01|
Todd County has benefited from a MN broadband grant:
- 2017 – WCTA (West Central Telephone Association) – Northern Todd County – GRANT $902,695
Serving 209 unserved households and 6 unserved businesses within portions of Staples Township and Villard Township in Todd County with service levels to 1 Gbps down and 1 Gbps up.
- 2014 – Arvig (Mainstreet Communications LLC), Sauk Lake area
Award: $536,702. Total project cost: $1.07 million. Impact: Service to 217 unserved premises.
Todd County was part of Region 5 (the Resilient Region) focusing on broadband improvements and was a Blandin Broadband Community.
Working with the Blandin Foundation, Todd County has been focused on better broadband for a long time. They may get some help in the near future. In May 2019, CTC announced plans to build out to Todd County. That would help a lot and might build momentum.
Todd County could benefit from future grants. In 2019, West Central Telephone Association (WCTA) applied to upgrade service in Todd. (That doesn’t mean they will get the grant; they have only applied.)
- 100/20 ranking: 79 (up from 81)
- 25/3 ranking: 72
- Has worked with Blandin: yes
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
- Household density: 10
- Number of providers: 9
- Find more articles on broadband in Todd County (http://tinyurl.com/gl47tgq)
- Districts: CD 7
House: 09A, 09B
- 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)