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Pennington County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #10 of 87 98.19%
2020 #10 of 87 96.95%
2019 #11 of 87 96.18%
2018 #12 of 87 90.75%
2017 #77 of 87 9.63%
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Rank: 10 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Pennington County has done well with engaged providers and successful Border to Border grants.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Pennington is $2,738,293; broadband is one possible use.

Pennington County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. They are so close; it might not take much. They are code green.

Past grants:

  • 2017 – Sjoberg’s Inc. – NW MN Rural Broadband – GRANT $307,088
  • 2016 – CENTURYLINK THIEF RIVER MIDDLE MILE – GRANT: $1,324,400
  • 2016 – GARDEN VALLEY TELEPHONE COMPANY RURAL THIEF RIVER FALLS EAST – GRANT: $2,027,035
  • 2019: Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband Project – GRANT $1,151,526

Find more articles on Pennington County https://blandinonbroadband.org/?s=pennington&submit=Search

Household Density

8.88

Number of Providers

6

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 88.1% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 76.4% %
statewide
Smartphone 5.4% %
statewide
Tablet 51.7% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 01

MN House: 01A, 01B

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