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Itasca County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #29 of 87 86.65%
2020 #28 of 87 84.14%
2019 #27 of 87 83.06%
2018 #23 of 87 79.44%
2017 #21 of 87 76.35%
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Rank: 29 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Itasca County has seen very small incremental increases in broadband over the last few years. But they showed a boldness in last 2020, when they decided to invest $293,000 in CARES funding in broadband with Paul Bunyan.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Itasca is $8,752,686; broadband is one possible use.

If they are able to go bold with ARP funding for broadband they may go a long way toward ubiquitous broadband, but for now, they stay at code yellow.

Past grants:

  • 2017 – Paul Bunyan Communications – North Central Fiber – GRANT $802,620
  • 2016 MEDIACOM HARRIS TOWNSHIP – GRANT: $224,369
  • 2016 – PAUL BUNYAN COMMUNICATIONS HUBBARD, BECKER & ITASCA COUNTIES – GRANT: $1,742,232
  • 2015 – Paul Bunyan Central Itasca County Fiber – Grant Award: $1,980,000
  • Paul Bunyan Communications – North Central Minnesota Fiber Project– GRANT $2,562,916

Find more articles on broadband in Itasca County. (http://tinyurl.com/grujo6t)

Household Density

6.54

Number of Providers

10

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 86.9% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 72.9% %
statewide
Smartphone 8.9% %
statewide
Tablet 54.5% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 8

MN Senate: 05, 06

MN House: 05A, 05B, 06A

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Overlapping MN Reservations

Leech Lake Reservation

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