(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 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)
- 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)