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Steele County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #30 of 87
88.29%
#26 of 87
87.05%
2019 #35 of 87
88.44%
#23 of 87
86.86%
2018 #34 of 87
87.79%
#46 of 87
56.16%
2017 #2 of 87
99.86%
#8 of 87
95.64%
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Rank: 25 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Steele County has not worked with the Blandin Foundation. They have never received a MN Border to Border grant. They are home to Jaguar Communications, which probably helps with the level of broadband that they have. Jaguar was acquired in June (2020), which may have an impact on the community. The population density in the county is quite good so there may be a business case to serve the area. If not, they may need to think about infrastructure from a community perspective to encourage more broadband.

What we learned in the past:

Steele County has not worked with the Blandin Foundation. They have never received a MN Border to Border grant.

Update from 2020:

Part of Steele County was served by Jaguar, which was acquired by MetroNet in July (2020). MetroNet claims they will invest $150 million to grow their Minnesota market.

Find more articles on broadband in Steele County.

Household Density

33.1

Number of Providers

7

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 87.6% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 76.6% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 69.6% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 55.6% 59.3%
statewide
Other 4.5% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 24, 27

MN House: 24A, 24B, 27A

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