Red Lake County Broadband Profile 2022: Green rating: Ranking out 1 of 87

Rank: 1
Code: Green
(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)

Red Lake County: Well served and in a position to pull for more

Red Lake County ranks 1 for broadband access and 38 for digital equity out of 87 counties. They have 100 percent coverage to broadband of 100 Mbps down and 20 up. They have 0 households without access to broadband at that speed. Estimates indicate that it will cost 0 to get to ubiquitous broadband in the county.

County Housing Unit Density Number of Housing Units 100/20 Mbps houses unserved Cost to close the gap
Red Lake 4.3 1,876 100 0  $                             –

Red Lake County has met the goal! In fact, they saw the third greatest increase in county ranking this year! Up 17 places! They are in an enviable position with their providers. They are code green. If they are able to invest in technology, they should consider digital equity such as device ownership and/or training.

They are one of five counties that has not yet received border to border funding but apparently they didn’t need it.

Broadband Access:

  2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
100/20 (2026 goal) 100 93.85 83.18 83.17 83.17 48.01
25/3 (2022 goal) 100 99.99 99.86 99.99 99.99 99.99

Digital Equity:

Red Lake County ranks 38 out of 87 for digital equity. (See full Digital Equity Profile)

Red Lake County ranks 34 out of 87 for computer ownership. 91.5 percent of homes have a computer of device as compared to statewide ownership of 95.5 percent.

Past grant:

none

Checklist:

  • Find more articles on broadband in Red Lake County (http://tinyurl.com/gt8g24c)
  • 100/20 ranking: 1 (up 17)
  • 25/3 ranking: 1
  • Has worked with Blandin: no
  • Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
  • Household density: 4.3

I am doing the annual look at broadband in each county – 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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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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