(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Houston County: recent incremental change
Houston County broadband has improved incrementally in the last year, likely due to a MN State Broadband grant with AcenTek in 2019.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Houston is $3,607,355; broadband is one possible use.
They have seen improvement but without receiving a grant last year and a history of not much change, it seems unlikely that they will get to ubiquitous broadband and so they are code red.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||75.26||69.66||67.81||66.63||65.08|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||92.86||77.1||72.94||71.29||72.23|
|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: AcenTek – Rural Houston Exchange FTTH – GRANT $2,895,318
- Find more articles on broadband in Houston County. (http://tinyurl.com/zst4kf5)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 51 (up 6 places)
- Has worked with Blandin: no
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
- Household density: 5.52
- Districts: CD 1
- 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)