(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Lake of the Woods County: Big leap in last year
Lake of the Woods has been working on broadband for several years. They have received Border to Border grants. They were a Blandin Broadband Community. In 2019, Wikstrom Telephone received a Border to Border award and it seems like that is making a difference. Their percentage covered increased by 20 percent this year.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Lake of the Woods is $725,350; broadband is one possible use. That may help. Perhaps they could build on the momentum and use that money to invest in better broadband.
Due to their recent increase and the opportunity to invest, Lake of the Woods is not a code yellow community.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||74.31||53.93||50.47||0|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||74.55||57.42||50.47||50.61|
|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 – SJOBERG’S INC. ROSEAU AND LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTIES — GRANT: $354,740
- 2016 – WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY WIKTEL NW MN – GRANT: $950,823
- 2019: Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband Project – GRANT $1,151,526
- Find more articles on broadband in Lake of the Woods County (http://tinyurl.com/gpfu7dd)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 55 (up 17)
- Has worked with Blandin: yes
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
- Household density: 1
- Districts: CD 7
- 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)