Grand Portage Reservation Broadband Profile: Green

Code: Green
Population: 257
(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)

While Grand Portage has not seen improvement since last year, they are in a good position with more than 94 percent having access to speeds of 100 Mbps down and 20 up.

Access to Fixed, Non-Mobile Broadband
Name %Broadband (25/3) 2021 %Broadband (25/3) 2019 %Broadband (100/20) 2021 %Broadband (100/20) 2019
Grand Portage 94.24 94.24 94.24 94.24

Grand Portage has worked on better broadband, with Cook County and others through NESC middle mile project and the Arrowhead Electric Coop FTTH network.

Grand Portage worked on broadband adoption/digital inclusion projects with their involvement (via Cook County) in MIRC, a Blandin Foundation initiative, a precursor to the Blandin Broadband Communities.

They may need a push to get to ubiquitous broadband. The pandemic has likely exacerbated issues for those without access so perhaps they will hear a more vocal demand.

Grand Portage Reservation
(get 2020 map)

Map Key:

  • Served: Green
  • Underserved: Purple
  • Unserved: Pink

I am doing the annual look at broadband in tribal areas – 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)


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