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Todd County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #82 of 87 49.93%
2020 #80 of 87 49.12%
2019 #79 of 87 38.68%
2018 #81 of 87 17.58%
2017 #83 of 87 2.86%
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Rank: 82 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Working with the Blandin Foundation, Todd County has been focused on better broadband for a long time. They have benefited from MN Border to Border grants. In May 2019, CTC announced plans to build out to Todd County, which is likely the cause of the increase in access to 100/20 Mbps. They work hard but they run into barriers but there are some opportunities

Todd County will benefit from a few MN State Grants awarded in 2021:

Arvig (Tekstar Communications, Inc.) – Lake Osakis, Sauk Lake & Smith Lake Project – GRANT $486,458 This middle and last mile project will upgrade approximately 230 unserved and 39 underserved locations in Todd and Douglas counties.

Sytek Communications – Morrison/Todd/Stearns County FTTP Project – GRANT $1,048,668 This last mile project will bring service to 130 locations in Southwest Morrison, Southeastern Todd and Northeastern Stearns counties.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Todd is $4,783,431; broadband is one possible use.

Todd County may benefit from intervention, such as the Blandin Accelerate program, a process to spur community acquisition and deployment of federal and state broadband funds, to find an alternative solution especially with state and federal funding on the horizon. They are a code red community.

Past grant:

2017 – WCTA (West Central Telephone Association) – Northern Todd County – GRANT $902,695

2014 – Arvig (Mainstreet Communications LLC), Sauk Lake area $

2019: WCTA (West Central Telephone Association) – Rural Staples Phase I Project – GRANT $555,355

Find more articles on broadband in Todd County (http://tinyurl.com/gl47tgq)

Household Density

9.99

Number of Providers

9

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 82.5% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 67.5% %
statewide
Smartphone 8.4% %
statewide
Tablet 46.8% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 09

MN House: 09A, 09B

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