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Pine County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #84 of 87
60.24%
#85 of 87
39.13%
2019 #84 of 87
58.28%
#81 of 87
37.26%
2018 #87 of 87
42.84%
#68 of 87
38.18%
2017 #82 of 87
40.12%
#59 of 87
37.37%
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Rank: 84 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Pine County has been actively seeking better broadband for years; they were part of a Blandin Broadband Communities cohort a few years ago. Unfortunately, much of Pine 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.

What we learned in the past:

Pine County partnered with rural sections of three neighboring counties to participate as the Central Woodlands in the 2015-2016 Blandin Broadband Community cohort, which means they have a focus on increasing broadband use in the community. 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.

Pine County has benefited from a MN broadband grant:

  • 2017 – SCI (Savage Communications Inc.) — Dell Grove Township Broadband Expansion – GRANT $118,248

Update from 2020:

No broadband news from Pine County since the last broadband profile.

Find more articles on broadband in Pine County.

Household Density

7.9

Number of Providers

8

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 81.7% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 72.0% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 63.5% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 46.9% 59.3%
statewide
Other 2.3% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 8

MN Senate: 11

MN House: 11A, 11B

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