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Chippewa County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #36 of 87 82.67%
2020 #29 of 87 83.55%
2019 #31 of 87 81.7%
2018 #77 of 87 24.8%
2017 #69 of 87 24.45%
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Rank: 37 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Chippewa made great strides a few years ago when they went from 25 percent coverage to more than 80 percent. In 2018, they completed a feasibility study. They have applied for funding but have not received it. Chippewa County is part of the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC), which released a report saying that access to broadband was the number two issue in the area.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Chippewa is $2,288,537; broadband is one possible use.

Chippewa has greater access than other counties, but they seem to be bumping up against issues that aren’t going away. That is why they are getting a red code.

Past grants:

  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile, Grant award: $808,080

Find more articles on broadband in Chippewa County. (http://tinyurl.com/htwz58a)

Household Density

7.97

Number of Providers

12

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 83.2% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 68.5% %
statewide
Smartphone 8% %
statewide
Tablet 51.2% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects; it includes projects from this area.

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 17

MN House: 17A

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