|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%|
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.
Find more articles on broadband in Douglas County. (http://tinyurl.com/jqpohsc)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Has Received MN Grant(s)
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
U.S. Congress: CD 7
MN Senate: 08, 12
MN House: 08B, 12A, 12B