|2022||#39 of 87||82.9%|
|2021||#46 of 87||77.31%|
|2020||#54 of 87||71.6%|
|2019||#66 of 87||53.08%|
|2018||#54 of 87||48.2%|
|2017||#78 of 87||9.2%|
Rank: 39 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)
Marshall County ranks 39 for broadband access and 61 for digital equity out of 87 counties. They have seen incremental progress since their big leap in access in 2018. They currently have 82.9 percent coverage in 2022. They have 755 households without access to broadband at that speed. Estimates indicate that it will cost $7 million to get to ubiquitous broadband in the county.
Marshall will benefit from two border to border awards announced in December 2022:
- Garden Valley Technologies – Rural Warren East & Rural Oslo – GRANT $1,462,569 (serves Marshall and Polk)
- Wikstrom Telephone Co. Inc – Wiktel NW MN Broadband 2022 – GRANT $665,699 (serves Kittson, Lake of the Woods, & Marshall)
Marshall County has seen consistent, incremental improvements in broadband coverage, and they have benefited grants almost every year grants were available. That trend has continued this year. Marshall has engaged providers. They have a history of consistent improvement. If they have an opportunity to invest federal funding into broadband; therefore they are code yellow.
Marshall County ranks 61 out of 87 for digital equity. (See full Digital Equity Profile)
Marshall County ranks 62 out of 87 for computer ownership. 89.1 percent of homes have a computer of device as compared to statewide ownership of 95.5 percent.
Number of Providers
As of 2022 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Has Received MN Grant(s)
MN State Grant awarded in 2021: Garden Valley Technologies – Northwest Thief River Falls and Euclid – GRANT $1,640,722 This middle and last mile project will serve 104 unserved and 22 underserved locations in portions of Marshall and Polk counties.
2017 – Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband – GRANT $1,307,785
2016 – GARDEN VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY RURAL THIEF RIVER FALLS EAST – GRANT: $2,027,035
2016 – WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY (WITH BEAMCO, INC.) RURAL ALVARADO – GRANT: $43,481
2016 – WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY WIKTEL NW MN – GRANT: $950,823
2014 – Wikstrom Telephone, Kittson, Marshall, Roseau Broadband Extension – Award $425,000
Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband Project – GRANT $1,151,526
There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects.
U.S. Congress: CD 7
MN Senate: 01
MN House: 01A