Rank (from 100/20 megabits per second): 68
Annually, Blandin Foundation pulls together data from the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development and broadband news to gauge progress toward the state broadband goals (25 megabits per second download/3 Mbps upload by 2022 and 100 Mbps/20 Mbps by 2026). Leaders can use this information to improve broadband access and use in their communities. To see how the state is doing overall, or to compare counties, visit the Blandin Foundation interactive map. Or check out past years’ reports: 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Grant County: no broadband news
Grant County is not on track to meet the 2026 speed goals. We don’t hear much from them, which might be an indicator that they need to get more engaged if they want to get ubiquitous broadband.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||60.3||43.02||39.93||39.93|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||88.22||87.85||87.85||75.73|
|County||Households with computer||…with desktop or laptop||…with a smartphone||…with a tablet et al||…with other|
|State of MN||90.3%||81.1%||76.5%||59.3%||3.5%|
What we learned in the past:
Last year, Grant County was in a precarious position for two reasons: more than 10 percent of the county was unserved and more than 50 percent is underserved. This has an impact on what kind of homework teachers can assign, the ability to start a home business and home resale value.
Update from 2020:
Nothing new to report.
- Find more articles on broadband in Grant County. (http://tinyurl.com/z9n7ea6)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 68 (up 7)
- Has worked with Blandin: no
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
- Household density: 4.5
- Districts: CD 7
- 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)