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Isanti County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #68 of 87
76.77%
#81 of 87
48.63%
2019 #70 of 87
73.5%
#72 of 87
48.05%
2018 #57 of 87
73.67%
#45 of 87
56.62%
2017 #75 of 87
53.52%
#43 of 87
49.29%
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Rank: 80 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Isanti County is served by one large national provider. That may be a bottleneck to better access in those areas, because as we noted last year, lack of competition can impact the drive for improvement. We haven’t heard much from Isanti in the last year. To see improvement, they will likely need to come together as a community to seek better broadband.

What we learned in the past:

Last year we saw that much of the County is served by one large national provider. That may be a bottleneck to better access in those areas, because as we noted last year, lack of competition can impact the drive for improvement.

In 2018, Isanti County, with Blandin Foundation support, surveyed residents about their experience with broadband…

  • Eighty-eight percent of residents say they need better Internet-data service, 92 percent said Internet access is very important and 1 percent said it is not important.
  • Eighty-three percent of businesses say they need better Internet-data service and 95 percent said the Internet is essential to their business.
  • Sixty-six percent of businesses said limited Internet access at employees’ residences impacts their business.
  • Twenty-four percent of businesses said Internet service options impact their business’ decision to relocate or stay in the county.

Clearly the community feels the need for better broadband.

Update from 2020:

No broadband reports from Isanti County since the last broadband profile.

Find more articles on broadband in Isanti County.

Household Density

30.9

Number of Providers

6

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 88.3% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 79.5% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 74.4% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 59.0% 59.3%
statewide
Other 2.3% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 8

MN Senate: 31, 32

MN House: 31A, 32A

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