Every year, the Blandin on Broadband blog does County Broadband Profiles (and will do again when the new maps come out) but given federal opportunities are making it possible to get funding for access and adoption, I thought I’d try to present information for counties to assess their digital equity standing and give options for who to contact locally for more information.
I am using the Microsoft Digital Equity Tool to determine needs by county and make high level recommendations for next steps to consider based on the data. With special thanks to Carter Grupp, Broadband Coordinator Broadband Coordinator at American Connection Project for Otter Tail County, for running the numbers for me. (I suspect Carter will find more ways to share this information in a more dynamic way soon!)
You can see how your county compares in the chart below. Clicking through to the individual profiles you can learn more about what specifically factors into the ranking. (The reports will post before 6am on October 3.)