Hubbard County Broadband Profile 2021: Yellow Rating: Ranking out 21 of 87

Rank: 21
Code: Yellow
(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)

Hubbard County: needs another great leap forward

Hubbard County had a great leap in access in 2020. They have stayed stagnant since then. And I don’t hear much from them.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Hubbard is $4,168,047; broadband is one possible use.

There may be an influx of funding. Most people have felt the pinch of broadband need during the pandemic so hopefully they will decide to invest. In the meantime, they get a code yellow.

Broadband Access:

2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
100/20 (2026 goal) 91.71 91.39 74.21 46.61 46.43
25/3 (2022 goal) 97.18 91.47 97.97 95.65 87.42

Computer Access:

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%
Hubbard 88.8 75.6 7.3 55.4

Past grants:

  • 2017 – Paul Bunyan Communications – North Central Fiber – GRANT $802,620
  • 2016 – PAUL BUNYAN COMMUNICATIONS HUBBARD, BECKER & ITASCA COUNTIES – GRANT: $1,742,232

Checklist:

  • Find more articles on broadband in Hubbard County. (http://tinyurl.com/hy7et5e)
  • 100/20 Mbps ranking: 21 (down 3 places)
  • Has worked with Blandin: no
  • Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
  • Household density: 8.7

Details:

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)
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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