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Murray County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #76 of 87 54.37%
2020 #78 of 87 51.59%
2019 #69 of 87 51.59%
2018 #51 of 87 50.78%
2017 #53 of 87 41.65%
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Rank: 77 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

In 2018, with support from the Blandin Foundation, released a feasibility study that was not promising; it indicated that it is not economically feasible to build fiber everywhere. Subsequently, they are left looking at hybrid models, trying to convince the state to increase the 50 percent match or find another solution.

Murray County will benefit from a few MN State Grants awarded in 2021:

  • Lismore Cooperative Telephone Company (Lismore Broadband) – Iona FTTP – GRANT  $219,714 This last mile and middle mile project will serve approximately 100 unserved locations including 75 households, nine businesses, 13 farms, and three community institutions within the town of Iona.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Murray is $1,589,176; broadband is one possible use.

They have received a MN broadband grant. That might spark an interest in investing ARP funding on broadband. The opportunity is there but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of activity in the area recently; they are code red.

Past grants

  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080

Find more articles on broadband in Murray County (http://tinyurl.com/j9sr5gf)

Household Density

5.2

Number of Providers

5

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85.1% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 72.2% %
statewide
Smartphone 6.6% %
statewide
Tablet 52.8% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 22

MN House: 22A

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