Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Broadband Profile: 100 percent access to 100/20

Code: Green
Population: 116
(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has 100 percent access to speeds of 100 Mbps down and 20 up to 66 percent. They saw an incredible increased from 50 percent to ubiquitous since the last mapping!

Access to Fixed, Non-Mobile Broadband
Name %Broadband (25/3) 2021 %Broadband (25/3) 2019 %Broadband (100/20) 2021 %Broadband (100/20) 2019
Shakopee Mdewakanton 100 50 100 50

There are quite a few providers (CenturyLink, Comcast, BEVComm, Jaguar, Lonsdale, Mediacom, Nuvera and Integra) that offer broadband access in Scott County. Last report I noted that where there’s competition, there’s greater chance of getting improvement. Looks like that worked out for them.

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux have demonstrated an appreciation for broadband. The tribe has donated to broadband projects in other areas (Browning, MTBlackfeet Nation, MT and Northern Arapaho Tribe, NY). They supported a program where Native youth learned to use broadband and technology tools to share their stories and the stories of their culture. (The event was part of the 2015 Blandin Broadband conference.)

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux 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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