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Stevens County

Table of goal data by year
Year 25/3 Mbps 100/20 Mbps
2019 #9 of 87
99.22%
#10 of 87
96.74%
2018 #7 of 87
99.22%
#7 of 87
96.74%
2017 #9 of 87
99.21%
#5 of 87
96.73%
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Rank: 10 (out of 87) for broadband speeds at 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Stevens County is poised to meet the MN broadband speed goals for both 2022 and 2026. But they will need to make a final push for ubiquitous coverage.

Stevens County has been involved with broadband for a while. They were members of the 2009-2012 Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) program led by Blandin Foundation and federally funded through ARRA. It was an effort to promote use of broadband across rural Minnesota.

Stevens County has benefited from two MN broadband grants:

  • 2017 – Advantenon – Rural Grant, Stevens and Wilkin Counties – Grant $316,554
    Serving 528 unserved households, 132 unserved businesses, and 8 unserved community anchor institutions in eligible in Grant, Stevens and Wilkin Counties with service levels to 100 Mbps download and 100 Mbps upload, exceeding the state speed goal set for the year 2026.
  • 2014 – Otter Tail Telcom, Swan Lake West
    Award: $438,937. Total project cost: $877,874. Impact: Service to 110 unserved locations near Swan Lake, on the outskirts of Fergus Falls.

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Household Density

6.5

Number of Providers

10

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 12

MN House: 12A

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