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Yellow Medicine County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #83 of 87 48.81%
2020 #32 of 87 82.51%
2019 #78 of 87 38.86%
2018 #69 of 87 37.72%
2017 #72 of 87 19.28%
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Rank: 83 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Yellow Medicine actually increased broadband by 11 percent, which boosts their ranking to 83; unfortunately that still leaves them in the bottom 10 ranking. But there may be some opportunities for improvement.

Yellow Medicine County is getting more FTTH fall 2021 from Arvig; it will serve 170 locations in the Wood Lake exchange and 162 in Echo exchange.

Also federal funding may be available. Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Yellow Medicine is $1,883,001; broadband is one possible use.

Yellow Medicine 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. They are a code red community.

Past grants:

2016 – MIDCO CANBY TO MARSHALL MIDDLE MILE AND LAST MILE – GRANT AMOUNT: $623,000

2015 – MVTV Wireless Middle Mile – Grant award: $808,080

Household Density

5.02

Number of Providers

7

As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 87.2% %
statewide
Desktop or Laptop 76% %
statewide
Smartphone 5.6% %
statewide
Tablet 54.9% %
statewide
Other —% %
statewide

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation

Yes

Has Received MN Grant(s)

Yes

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 16

MN House: 16A

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