(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Clay County: consistent, incremental improvements over years
Clay County has been on the road to steady improvement since as long as we have been looking. The growth has slowed in the last year but there is still an increase.
There isn’t much evidence of community activity to promote broadband in the area. Arvig got a grant in 2019; the evidence of that has probably been reflected in the map. Also projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Clay is $12,455,461; broadband is one possible use. That may help.
It’s difficult to know what to expect in the future but they have earned their yellow code with continued improvement.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||89.08||87.57||82.32||82.52||74.13|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||95.66||90.31||95.82||95.45||83.15|
|County||Households with computer||…with desktop or laptop||…with ONLY smartphone||…with a tablet et al|
|State of MN||93.6%||80.6%||7.7%||63.8%|
- 2019: Arvig (Loretel Systems, Inc.) – Cormorant Lakes Area Project – GRANT $430,780
- Find more articles on broadband in Clay County. (http://tinyurl.com/hcgg9rm)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 26 (down 3 places)
- Has worked with Blandin: no
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
- Household density: 23.19
- Districts: CD 7
House: 04A, 04B
- 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)