|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%|
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.
Find more articles on broadband in Stevens County (http://tinyurl.com/joutu2h)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Has Received MN Grant(s)
2017 – Advantenon – Rural Grant, Stevens and Wilkin Counties – Grant $316,554
2014 – Otter Tail Telcom, Swan Lake West – Award: $438,937.
U.S. Congress: CD 7
MN Senate: 12
MN House: 12A