Prairie Island Indian Community Broadband Profile: 50 percent access to 100/20

Code: Green
Population: 62
(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)

Prairie Island Indian Community has remained stagnant with 50 percent access to speeds of 100 Mbps down and 100 percent access to 25/3.

Access to Fixed, Non-Mobile Broadband
Name %Broadband (25/3) 2021 %Broadband (25/3) 2019 %Broadband (100/20) 2021 %Broadband (100/20) 2019
Prairie Island 100 100 50.24 50.59

Good news for the community, HBC announced FTTH access in October 2019. Unfortunately that access is not reflected in the maps, which were published in April 2021, so likely created at the end of 2020. Hopefully the next map will show the FTTH network.

Prairie Island Indian Community
(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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