(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Norman County: recent progress but needs more
Norman County has spent most of its time near the bottom ranking. In 2020, they climbed their way out of the top 10 with a great increase in coverage. Unfortunately, they have remained stagnant since then.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Norman is $1,236,392; broadband is one possible use.
Norman County may benefit from 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. They are code red.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||55||54.44||20.62||20.55||20.52|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||79.45||66.63||98.45||98.02||37.67|
|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 Norman County (http://tinyurl.com/zs7nuqj)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 76 (down 3)
- Has worked with Blandin: no
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
- Household density: 2.90
- 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)