(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Kandiyohi County: they persist
Kandiyohi County has been working on better broadband for years. They saw a big improvement in 2019, but have been stagnant since. They came close to getting better broadband with CTC and a grant but that didn’t work out in the end.
The influx of funding is an opportunity for Kandiyohi to really invest; the question is whether they can convince the whole community to buy in. For now, they remain code yellow.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||74.82||73.78||72.89||10.64||8.14|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||88.68||88.97||86.23||77.2||77.25|
|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%|
- 2016 – FRONTIER KANDIYOHI INITIATIVE – GRANT: $1,015,275
- 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080
- 2017, Consolidated Telecommunications Co. (CTC) was awarded a $4.94 million grant to improve serves in New London, Spicer and Willmar, and Frontier was awarded a grant of $1.02 million to improve service in rural Kandiyohi County. Unfortunately, the CTC project did not work out.
- Find more articles on broadband in Kandiyohi. (http://tinyurl.com/z9wk7bm)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 53 (down 5)
- Has worked with Blandin: yes
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
- Household density: 20.65
- Districts: CD 7
House: 17A, 17B
- 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)