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Douglas County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #58 of 87 72.89%
2020 #57 of 87 70%
2019 #56 of 87 68.82%
2018 #76 of 87 25.56%
2017 #80 of 87 7.68%
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Rank: 56 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Douglas County has benefited from quite a few Border to Border grants. In 2018, they saw a great improvement; improvement has been small but steady since.

Douglas County will benefit from a few MN State Grants awarded in 2021:

  • Arvig (Tekstar Communications, Inc.) – Lake Osakis, Sauk Lake & Smith Lake Project – GRANT $486,458 This middle and last mile project will upgrade approximately 230 unserved and 39 underserved locations in Todd and Douglas counties.
  • Charter Communications (Spectrum) – West Lake Carlos – GRANT $24,450
    This middle and last mile project will serve approximately 42 unserved households on the west side of Lake Carlos in Douglas County.
  • Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association – Douglas County – County Road 34 FTTH Project – GRANT $1,551,370 This last mile project will serve 71 unserved and 544 underserved locations in Ida and Carlos townships in Douglas County.
  • Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association – Douglas County – Hazel Hill Road FTTH Project – GRANT $692,929 This middle and last mile project will serve 212 unserved households, 79 unserved businesses and one unserved farm in Alexandria Township in Douglas County.
  • Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association – Douglas County – Town Hall Road FTTH Project – GRANT $90,251 This last mile project will serve 46 unserved and 3 underserved locations in La Grand Township in Douglas County

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Douglas is $7,397,212; broadband is one possible use. Because there are providers who have been focused on improvement is seems like they might be able to make that happen and will continue on incremental improvements; that is why they get a code yellow.

Past grants:

  • 2017 – Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association – Douglas County: Country Estates FTTH Project – GRANT $101,624
  • 2017 – Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association – Douglas County: Pospisil Drive FTTH Project – GRANT $54,155
  • 2016 – GARDONVILLE COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE DOUGLAS COUNTY LAKE LOUISE – GRANT: $68,240
  • 2016 – RUNESTONE TELEPHONE HOLMES CITY 2 — GRANT: $700,674
  • 2015 – Runestone Telephone Association – Holmes City – Grant award: $189,990
  • 2019: Charter Communications – Lake Carlos Project – GRANT $74,540
  • 2019: Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association – Krohnfeldt Drive FTTH Project – GRANT $42,921
  • 2019: Runestone Telecom Association – South Alexandria Project – GRANT $1,760,423

Find more articles on broadband in Douglas County. (http://tinyurl.com/jqpohsc)

Household Density

22.55

Number of Providers

11

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 89.5% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 79.6% %
statewide
Smartphone 5.9% %
statewide
Tablet 57.2% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 08, 12

MN House: 08B, 12A, 12B

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