(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Red Lake County: Well served and in a position to pull for more
Red Lake County has nearly ubiquitous access to 25/3, which means they didn’t need to think about broadband for a while. But they also just saw an increase from 83 to 93 percent access to 100/20. They have never received a state broadband grant. They have service providers that are engaged with providing service with minimal community support.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Red Lake is $786,442; broadband is one possible use.
They are in an enviable position with their providers but they are also in a position to use their ARP funding to invite providers to do more. They are code green.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||93.85||83.18||83.17||83.17||48.01|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||99.99||99.86||99.99||99.99||99.99|
|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 Red Lake County (http://tinyurl.com/gt8g24c)
- 100/20 ranking: 18 (up 8)
- 25/3 ranking: 1
- Has worked with Blandin: no
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
- Household density: 3.58
- Number of providers: 4
- 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)