(See Blandin Foundation interactive map)
Traverse County: a nice increase this year
Traverse County ranks 70 for broadband access and 71 for digital equity out of 87 counties. They have gone from almost 50.97 percent coverage to broadband of 100 Mbps down and 20 up in 2021 to 67.5 percent coverage in 2022. They have 610 households without access to broadband at that speed. Estimates indicate that it will cost $5.7 million 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|
Traverse County has never received a border to border grant. They have been engaged in broadband expansion for years. They are one of five counties that has not yet received border to border funding. There isn’t much demonstration of community involvement, but improved ranking bumps them from red to yellow code.
|100/20 (2026 goal)||67.5||50.97||50.97||49.39||45.62||45.37|
|25/3 (2022 goal)||71.12||67.87||67.25||67.25||66.14||45.37|
Traverse County ranks 71 out of 87 for digital equity. (See full Digital Equity Profile)
Traverse County ranks 83 out of 87 for computer ownership. 85.4 percent of homes have a computer of device as compared to statewide ownership of 95.5 percent.
- Find more articles on broadband in Traverse County (http://tinyurl.com/gmvojv8)
- 100/20 Mbps ranking: 70 (up 10)
- Has worked with Blandin: yes
- Has received a MN Broadband grant: no
- Household density: 3.2
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)