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Mahnomen County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #58 of 87
81.58%
#71 of 87
57.82%
2019 #34 of 87
89.87%
#86 of 87
17.31%
2018 #53 of 87
76.93%
#84 of 87
13.53%
2017 #55 of 87
71.95%
#75 of 87
13.03%

Rank: 53 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Mahnomen County has seen a huge increase in access from 17 percent to 57 percent since the last report. That is likely due to the $1.3 million MN broadband grant Garden Valley Telephone received in 2017. They need another shot in the arm to get closer to the goal of ubiquitous coverage to 100/20 Mbps. One of the big issues in Mahnomen is the low population density. Even for an engaged provider, it’s difficult to make a business case to serve 3.5 households per square mile.

What we learned in the past:

Mahnomen has benefited from one MN broadband grant:

  • 2017 – Garden Valley Telephone Company – Bejou – GRANT $1,304,421

Update from 2020:

No broadband reports from Mahnomen County since last report.

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Household Density

3.5

Number of Providers

9

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 76.8% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 58.3% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 59.8% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 40.4% 59.3%
statewide
Other 3.5% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 18

MN House: 18A, 18B

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