(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Isanti County: stalled at 50 percent – they need help
Isanti County is served by one large national provider. That may be a bottleneck to better access in those areas, because as we have noted in the past, lack of competition can impact the drive for improvement.
We don’t hear much from Isanti. To see improvement, they will likely need to come together as a community to seek better broadband.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Isanti is $7,873,344broadband is one possible use. Unfortunately, money to invest may not be the right tool if they provider isn’t engaged.
Isanti maintains their red code. They may need intervention, such as the Blandin Accelerate program, a process to spur community acquisition and deployment of federal and state broadband funds, to find an alternative solution.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||50.21||48.63||48.05||56.62||49.29|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||78.5||76.77||73.5||73.67||53.52|
|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%|
- Find more articles on broadband in Isanti County. (http://tinyurl.com/gozt2ka)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 81 (down 1 place)
- Has worked with Blandin: yes
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
- Household density: 34.53
- Districts: CD 8
Senate: 31 & 32
House: 31A, 32A
- 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)