|2021||#16 of 87||94.5%|
|2020||#14 of 87||94.5%|
|2019||#13 of 87||94.5%|
|2018||#10 of 87||94.5%|
|2017||#12 of 87||94.46%|
Rank: 16 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)
Cook County has had almost 95 percent broadband coverage at speeds of 100/20 Mbps since we started tracking progress, thanks to a federal ARRA funding in 2010. Cook County has been involved with Blandin programs that promote broadband use but stilt they need to push to get the last 5.5 percent covered.
Cook County has received positive attention from main street media during the pandemic as a place with few COVID cases and broadband enough to telework. Very encouraging to anyone looking to relocated. Also they have projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Cook is $1,059,515; broadband is one possible use. And AT&T has built a FirstNet Tower.
That activity might spur them to act toward ubiquitous broadband and that’s why they get a green code.
- 2010: Cook County formed a partnership with Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, which applied for and was awarded over $16 million in federal stimulus grants and low interest loans to build a fiber-to-the-home broadband network throughout Cook County.
- In addition, Cook County awarded Arrowhead Cooperative a $4 million grant from the 1% sales tax fund.
Find more articles on broadband in Cook County. (http://tinyurl.com/hgbzlt7)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
See MIRC project matrix for more details on Cook County’s broadband adoption efforts https://blandinfoundation.org/content/uploads/vy/DC_Project_Matrix_Nov_2012.pdf
Has Received MN Grant(s)
U.S. Congress: CD 8
MN Senate: 03
MN House: 03A