(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Nobles County: steady progress but needs to continue
Nobles County was a Blandin Broadband Community (BBC); they have deployed lots of broadband adoption programs. They have benefited from past MN Border to Border grants.
They have pretty good coverage But they have been hung up at 81 percent since 2019.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Nobles is $4,194,811; broadband is one possible use.
Nobles County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. Their history with the Blandin Foundation might help them prioritize broadband. They are a code yellow community.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||81.24||81.24||77.66||77.18||59.25|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||83.71||83.54||80.89||79.24||75.69|
|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 LISMORE COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE NOBLES COUNTY BROADBAND – GRANT: $2,944,578
- 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080
- Find more articles on broadband in Nobles County (http://tinyurl.com/j52xvxu)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 39 (down 6)
- Has worked with Blandin: yes
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: yes
- Household density: 11.79
- Districts: CD 1
House: 22A, 22B
- 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)