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Ramsey County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #2 of 87
99.86%
#2 of 87
99.84%
2019 #3 of 87
99.86%
#2 of 87
99.84%
2018 #3 of 87
99.84%
#2 of 87
99.82%
2017 #3 of 87
99.75%
#1 of 87
99.39%
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Rank: 2 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Ramsey County is a metro-based county where the market makes it feasible for broadband providers to serve broadband profitably. They have applied for state grants in the past. At one point they considered a municipally supported network.

What we learned in the past:

Ramsey County is a metro-based county where the market makes it feasible for broadband providers to serve broadband profitably. They have applied for state grants in the past. At one point they considered a municipally supported network. But the market will take care of many of the needs.

Update from 2020:

Because they make an easy business case, Ramsey County doesn’t need to do much to encourage better broadband.

Household Density

1191.3

Number of Providers

9

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 91.0% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 81.7% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 77.2% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 59.2% 59.3%
statewide
Other 5.1% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 4

MN Senate: 38, 41, 42, 43, 53, 64, 65, 66, 67

MN House: 38A, 41A, 41B, 42A, 42B, 43A, 43B, 53A, 64A, 64B, 65A, 65B, 66A, 66B, 67A, 67B

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