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Traverse County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #77 of 87
67.25%
#80 of 87
50.97%
2019 #78 of 87
67.25%
#71 of 87
49.39%
2018 #74 of 87
66.14%
#56 of 87
45.62%
2017 #80 of 87
45.37%
#50 of 87
45.37%
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Rank: 78 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Traverse County made a deal with a wireless provider in 2018; the county helped them to get started and setup. The provider has been successful but the connections available do not meet the 100/20 Mbps or 25/3 Mbps speed goals. But as someone from the county pointed out at the time, it was better than what they had.

With a population density of 2.6, Traverse is unlikely to get better service until they mobilize to get it.

What we learned in the past:

In 2017, Mediacom has announced upgrades to Gig service in parts of Traverse County, specifically Wheaton. Traverse is also getting almost $2 million in FCC funding but that is over the next 10 years. In 2018, they shared that they cut a deal where the county lent a fixed wireless company money and provided some easier access to towers. It was successful. It’s wireless. It’s maybe not 25/3 Mbps but it’s better than what people had before.

Update from 2020:

No broadband news has been reported from Traverse County since the last profile was posted.

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Household Density

2.6

Number of Providers

7

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 84.7% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 73.3% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 63.6% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 52.8% 59.3%
statewide
Other 4.3% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 12

MN House: 12A

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