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Kittson County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #42 of 87 80.13%
2020 #36 of 87 80.11%
2019 #44 of 87 74.99%
2018 #30 of 87 71.38%
2017 #82 of 87 3.46%
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Rank: 42 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Kittson County has seen small increases in access over the last three years. But they will benefit from a few MN State Grants awarded in 2021:

Wikstrom Telephone Co. Inc. – Wiktel NW MN Broadband 2020 – GRANT $490,997

The last mile project will serve 153 unserved locations in sparsely populated areas in Kittson, Marshal and Polk counties.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Benton is $7,930,170; broadband is one possible use.

There is the potential for an influx of funding for broadband. It could be an opportunity for Kittson to get to ubiquitous broadband. For now they stay at code yellow – and without the grant from Wikstrom they might have gone to red.

Find more articles on broadband in Kittson. (https://bit.ly/2kcNnpz)

Household Density

1.52

Number of Providers

14

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 84.1% 93.6%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 71.9% 80.6%
statewide
Smartphone 6.1% 7.7%
statewide
Tablet 43.1% 63.8%
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

No

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

2017 – Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband – GRANT $1,307,785

2016 – WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY WIKTEL NW MN – GRANT: $950,823

2014 – Wikstrom Telephone, Kittson, Marshall, Roseau Broadband Extension – Award $425,000

2019 Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband Project – GRANT $1,151,526

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

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 01

MN House: 01A

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