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Beltrami County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #6 of 87 99.25%
2020 #5 of 87 99.25%
2019 #6 of 87 98.79%
2018 #8 of 87 96.3%
2017 #6 of 87 96.35%
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Rank: 6 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Beltrami has seen no improvement in service in the last year, but they were already better than 99 percent covered. Beltrami is the home county to Paul Bunyan Telephone, a cooperative that is focused on Gigabit service to their customers/stakeholders. They are lucky, having an engaged provider is the easiest way a community can improve broadband access.

FirstNet, a public safety network, has come to Beltrami. That might help extend cell coverage or create opportunities for redundancy.

Beltrami has a green ranking because they are more than 99 percent served. They might now focus on use. Beltrami was found to be one of the top 10 MN counties for highest digital equity needs, based on access to broadband, digital training and accommodations to increase access during COVID. And the computer numbers below indicate that they are below average for access to devices.

Past Grants:

Find more articles on broadband in Beltrami County. (http://tinyurl.com/z5yvec6)

Household Density

7.1

Number of Providers

7

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 87.4% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 75.8% %
statewide
Smartphone 5.8% %
statewide
Tablet 56.6% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

No

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7, CD 8

MN Senate: 02, 05

MN House: 02A, 05A

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Overlapping MN Reservations

Leech Lake Reservation

Red Lake Reservation

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