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Clearwater County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #4 of 87 99.59%
2020 #22 of 87 89.32%
2019 #18 of 87 89.3%
2018 #13 of 87 89.3%
2017 #23 of 87 73.41%
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Rank: 4 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

Clearwater County seems to have benefited from a Garden Valley Telephone Company upgrade in 2018. At that time, they look poised to meet the 2026 speed goals but not much has happened since.

AT&T launched a new FirstNet cell site in Clearwater County in 2020. That cell site may have spurred some improvements, or it may have taken advantage of existing infrastructure. The mapping available precedes the cell site announcement so it’s difficult to tell. But it seems likely that AT&T would include a local infrastructure upgrade, which we may see reflected in next year’s map.

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Household Density


Number of Providers


As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 83.5% 93.6%
Desktop or Laptop 71.3% 80.6%
Smartphone 5.9% 7.7%
Tablet 52% 63.8%
Other —% %

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation


Has Received MN Grant(s)


Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 02

MN House: 02A, 02B

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Overlapping MN Reservations

Red Lake Reservation

White Earth Reservation

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