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Wilkin County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2020 #52 of 87
83.1%
#45 of 87
77.06%
2019 #38 of 87
88.01%
#34 of 87
80.84%
2018 #36 of 87
86.53%
#20 of 87
82.08%
2017 #42 of 87
80.84%
#20 of 87
80.84%
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Rank: 34 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Policymakers in Wilkin seem to recognize the need for broadband. They have benefited from a MN Border to Border grant in the past. Unusually, their broadband coverage has actually slipped over the year, which may speak to the need for better mapping more than an actual change in coverage. To get better broadband, the community would need to organize and engage.

What we learned in the past:

Wilkin has benefited from a state broadband grant:

  • 2017 – Advantenon – Rural Grant, Stevens and Wilkin Counties – Grant $316,554

Update from 2020:

Policymakers, including Wilkin County Commissioner Chairperson Dennis Larson, discuss the exacerbated need for broadband during a pandemic.

Find more articles on broadband in Wilkin County.

Household Density

3.6

Number of Providers

8

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 84.0% 90.3%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 75.5% 81.1%
statewide
Smartphone 65.5% 76.5%
statewide
Tablet 54.1% 59.3%
statewide
Other 5.4% 3.5%
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 12

MN House: 12A

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