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Stevens County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #14 of 87 96.79%
2020 #11 of 87 96.79%
2019 #10 of 87 96.74%
2018 #7 of 87 96.74%
2017 #5 of 87 96.73%
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Rank: 14 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Stevens County has been involved with broadband for years – going back to working with Blandin Foundation-led, Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (2009-2012) effort.

They have been stalled at 97 percent, which is quite good, unless you like in the underserved 3 percent. A little push might help them get to ubiquitous broadband.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Stevens is $1,901,619; broadband is one possible use.

Stevens County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. They are a code green community.

Past grants:

2017 – Advantenon – Rural Grant, Stevens and Wilkin Counties – Grant $316,554

2014 – Otter Tail Telcom, Swan Lake West – Award: $438,937.

Find more articles on broadband in Stevens County (http://tinyurl.com/joutu2h)

Household Density

6.7

Number of Providers

10

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 87.8% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 78.4% %
statewide
Smartphone 5.2% %
statewide
Tablet 55.2% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

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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