(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Red Lake Reservation has almost ubiquitous access to 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|
There are a few providers that offer those speeds (100/20) in the area. In Beltrami, there is CenturyLink, Garden Valley Telephone, MidContinent and Paul Bunyan; while in Clearwater there is only Garden Valley and Paul Bunyan.
In 2010, Garden Valley received a $34 million loan from the USDA and in 2015 a $12 million loan from the USDA for fiber deployment. Last summer (Aug 2018), Garden Valley received a USDA loan for $20 million specifically to build more fiber.
Red Lake 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)