Cook County on top of COVID – broadband helps

The Daily Yonder recently did a story on how well Cook County has done with beating COVID…

What if I could show you a rural county where vaccination rates are leading the way, surpassing statewide trends and even beating out core metro counties? A rural county where transmission rates have remained low and local businesses helped lead the way on masking and social distancing? A rural county where, more than a year later, no local residents have lost their lives to Covid-19?

You know where this is going. To show you all of these things, I would show you Cook County, Minnesota.

The article mentions the role of broadband…

In recounting it all, Grinager is also quick to address another issue that must be confronted in any rural story like this: “Broadband hasn’t been an issue. We actually have really good broadband access here,” she said.

It makes sense;  Cook County ranks number 14 (out of 87) for broadband access at speeds of 100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps down.

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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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