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Stevens County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #9 of 87
99.22%
#12 of 87
96.79%
2019 #9 of 87
99.22%
#10 of 87
96.74%
2018 #7 of 87
99.22%
#7 of 87
96.74%
2017 #9 of 87
99.21%
#5 of 87
96.73%
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Rank: 11 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Stevens County has been involved with broadband for years. They participated in the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA)-funded, Blandin Foundation-led, Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (2009-2012) effort to promote use of broadband across rural Minnesota. They are well served but have been stalled at “nearly there” status for as long as we’ve been tracking. They will likely need a push to get to ubiquitous broadband at speeds of 100/20 Mbps.

What we learned in the past:

Stevens County has been involved with broadband for a while. They participated in the ARRA-funded, Blandin Foundation-led, Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (2009-2012) effort to promote use of broadband across rural Minnesota.

Stevens County has benefited from two MN broadband grants:

  • 2017 – Advantenon – Rural Grant, Stevens and Wilkin Counties – Grant $316,554
  • 2014 – Otter Tail Telcom, Swan Lake West – Award: $438,937.

Update from 2020:

No broadband news from Stevens County since the last broadbadn profile.

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Household Density

6.5

Number of Providers

10

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 87.1% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 79.3% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 71.3% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 54.2% 59.3%
statewide
Other 2.1% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 12

MN House: 12A

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