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Lake of the Woods County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #54 of 87 74.31%
2020 #73 of 87 54.66%
2019 #65 of 87 53.93%
2018 #52 of 87 50.47%
2017 #87 of 87 0%
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Rank: 55 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Lake of the Woods has been working on broadband for several years. They have received Border to Border grants. They were a Blandin Broadband Community. In 2019, Wikstrom Telephone received a Border to Border award and it seems like that is making a difference. Their percentage covered increased by 20 percent this year.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Lake of the Woods is $725,350; broadband is one possible use. That may help. Perhaps they could build on the momentum and use that money to invest in better broadband.

Due to their recent increase and the opportunity to invest, Lake of the Woods is not a code yellow community.

Past grants:

  • 2016 – SJOBERG’S INC. ROSEAU AND LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTIES — GRANT: $354,740
  • 2016 – WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY WIKTEL NW MN – GRANT: $950,823
  • 2019: Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband Project – GRANT $1,151,526

Find more articles on broadband in Lake of the Woods County (http://tinyurl.com/gpfu7dd)

Household Density

1

Number of Providers

4

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 82.7% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 76% %
statewide
Smartphone 5.6% %
statewide
Tablet 54.9% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 02

MN House: 02A

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