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Nobles County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #38 of 87 81.24%
2020 #35 of 87 81.24%
2019 #41 of 87 77.66%
2018 #24 of 87 77.18%
2017 #35 of 87 59.25%
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Rank: 39 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Nobles County was a Blandin Broadband Community (BBC); they have deployed lots of broadband adoption programs. They have benefited from past MN Border to Border grants.

They have pretty good coverage But they have been hung up at 81 percent since 2019.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Nobles is $4,194,811; broadband is one possible use.

Nobles County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. Their history with the Blandin Foundation might help them prioritize broadband. They are a code yellow community.

Past grants

  • 2016 LISMORE COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE NOBLES COUNTY BROADBAND – GRANT: $2,944,578
  • 2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080

Find more articles on broadband in Nobles County (http://tinyurl.com/j52xvxu)

Household Density

11.79

Number of Providers

13

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 87.5% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 69.4% %
statewide
Smartphone 8.8% %
statewide
Tablet 54.2% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Nobles County has worked with the Blandin Foundation.  This project matrix includes descriptions of their community work. https://blandinfoundation.org/content/uploads/vy/BBC_2015-16_Project_Matrix.pdf

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 1

MN Senate: 22

MN House: 22A, 22B

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