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Jackson County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #64 of 87 68.84%
2020 #59 of 87 68.84%
2019 #55 of 87 68.84%
2018 #33 of 87 68.79%
2017 #26 of 87 68.9%
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Rank: 58 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Jackson County has been stalled for as long as we’ve been tracking. They benefited from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant in 2010. They benefited from a Border to Border grant in 2015.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Jackson is $1,909,571; broadband is one possible use.

Jackson may see an influx of funding in the future. This could jumpstart them back into being broadband leaders. For now, however, they remain at code red.

Past grants:

  • In 2010, Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services (SMBS) received ARRA funds to deploy fiber to the home in Jackson and other counties. Through SMBS, Jackson County was also part of the Blandin Broadband Communities initiative in 2015-2016
  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080

Find more articles on broadband in Jackson County. (http://tinyurl.com/h3vyqx9)

Household Density

5.52

Number of Providers

14

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 88% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 77.4% %
statewide
Smartphone 5% %
statewide
Tablet 58.1% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

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

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 22, 23

MN House: 22B, 23A

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