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Jackson County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #74 of 87
70.05%
#59 of 87
68.84%
2019 #76 of 87
70.42%
#55 of 87
68.84%
2018 #68 of 87
68.83%
#33 of 87
68.79%
2017 #59 of 87
68.9%
#26 of 87
68.9%
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Rank: 58 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Jackson County benefited from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant in 2010. They benefited from a Border to Border grant in 2015. Since then they have been stalled at 69 percent access. Jackson County needs a renewed interest in improved broadband if they want to close the broadband gap in the county.

What we learned in the past:

In 2010, Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services (SMBS) received ARRA funds to deploy fiber to the home in Jackson and other counties. Through SMBS, Jackson County was also part of the Blandin Broadband Communities initiative in 2015-2016

Jackson County benefited from a MN state broadband grant:

  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080

Update from 2020:

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

Find more articles on broadband in Jackson County.

Household Density

6.1

Number of Providers

14

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85.6% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 76.3% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 68.5% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 54.0% 59.3%
statewide
Other 4.9% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects; it includes projects from this area.

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 22, 23

MN House: 22B, 23A

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