I was going to dive into to Tribal broadband profiles this week but I found out that there may be updates coming very soon. So I just wanted to share a quick look at where folks are connected and where they are not.
I have removed anything related to access off reservation and I’m only looking at access to 100/20 Mbps (100 down and 20 up).
Clearly, each area has its own story. Bois Forte (with 294 households) has no access; while Shakopee (with 116 households) has ubiquitous access. And the numbers are such, especially considering households, that there’s not much comparison to make. But I wanted to keep note, especially as I talk about the MN County Broadband Profiles at the Broadband 2020 conference tomorrow and for when I take the deeper dive once the latest numbers and maps are available.
|Name||Households (2010 estimate)||Percent Broadband (100Mbps/20Mbps)||Percent Wireline Broadband (100Mbps/20Mbps)|
|Bois Forte Reservation||294||0.00||0.00|
|Fond du Lac Reservation||1530||62.52||62.52|
|Grand Portage Reservation||257||80.64||80.64|
|Leech Lake Reservation||3930||77.33||77.33|
|Lower Sioux Indian Community||134||89.98||68.43|
|Mille Lacs Reservation||1835||66.38||66.38|
|Minnesota Chippewa Trust Land||1||100.00||100.00|
|Prairie Island Indian Community||62||50.15||50.15|
|Red Lake Reservation||1757||99.82||99.82|
|Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community||116||100.00||100.00|
|Upper Sioux Community||48||97.92||0.00|
|White Earth Reservation||3529||78.17||78.17|