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Marshall County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
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%
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Rank: 46 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

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.

County will benefit from a  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.

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

Marshall has engaged providers. They have a history of consistent improvement. If they have an opportunity to invest federal funding into broadband; they are code yellow.

Find more articles on broadband in Marshall County (http://tinyurl.com/zamfwj3)

Household Density

2.04

Number of Providers

3

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 87.2% 93.6%
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 72.7% 80.6%
statewide
Smartphone 8.7% 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 – 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.

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 01

MN House: 01A

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