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Roseau County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #57 of 87
81.92%
#39 of 87
79.41%
2019 #66 of 87
75.88%
#49 of 87
72.59%
2018 #71 of 87
67.3%
#35 of 87
67.3%
2017 #68 of 87
62.16%
#85 of 87
0%
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Rank: 38 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Roseau County has benefited from a number of MN Border to Border grants in the past and will benefit from a grant awarded in the last round too. From 2017 to 2018, they literally went from zero to 60 with broadband coverage and the have been incrementally improving since then.

What we learned in the past:

Roseau has benefited from several MN broadband grants:

  • 2017 – Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband – GRANT $1,307,785
  • 2016 – SJOBERG’S INC. ROSEAU AND LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTIES — GRANT: $354,740
  • 2016 – CENTURYLINK THIEF RIVER MIDDLE MILE – GRANT: $1,324,400
  • 2016 – WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY WIKTEL NW MN – GRANT: $950,823
  • 2014 – Sjoberg Cable, Broadband Grant Proposal – Award $261,575
  • 2014 – Wikstrom Telephone, Kittson, Marshall, Roseau Broadband Extension Amount $425,000

Update from 2020:

Roseau County will benefit from a Border to Border grant funded in the last round

  • 2019: Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband Project – GRANT $1,151,526
    This last mile project will upgrade approximately 316 unserved locations in areas of Kittson, Marshall, Lake of the Woods, Pennington, and Roseau Counties. In a funding partnership with the State of Minnesota, Wikstrom Telephone will improve broadband service levels up to 1 Gbps download and 1 Gbps upload, exceeding the 2022 and 2026 state speed goals. This project will provide service to an area with 1.6 subscribers per route mile of cable, in some cases extending from routes placed under the 2016 and 2017 Border to Border State Grant program. Broadband service is the key to economic development, successful education services for children, and allows at-home health care monitoring in this remote area.
  • Total eligible cost is $2,558,946
  • Local match is $1,407,420

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Household Density

3.7

Number of Providers

5

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85.5% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 72.3% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 68.5% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 49.0% 59.3%
statewide
Other 1.3% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 01

MN House: 01A

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