|2021||#42 of 87||80.13%|
|2020||#36 of 87||80.11%|
|2019||#44 of 87||74.99%|
|2018||#30 of 87||71.38%|
|2017||#82 of 87||3.46%|
Rank: 42 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)
Kittson County has seen small increases in access over the last three years. But they will benefit from a few MN State Grants awarded in 2021:
Wikstrom Telephone Co. Inc. – Wiktel NW MN Broadband 2020 – GRANT $490,997
The last mile project will serve 153 unserved locations in sparsely populated areas in Kittson, Marshal and Polk counties.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Benton is $7,930,170; broadband is one possible use.
There is the potential for an influx of funding for broadband. It could be an opportunity for Kittson to get to ubiquitous broadband. For now they stay at code yellow – and without the grant from Wikstrom they might have gone to red.
Find more articles on broadband in Kittson. (https://bit.ly/2kcNnpz)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Has Received MN Grant(s)
2017 – Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband – GRANT $1,307,785
2016 – WIKSTROM TELEPHONE COMPANY WIKTEL NW MN – GRANT: $950,823
2014 – Wikstrom Telephone, Kittson, Marshall, Roseau Broadband Extension – Award $425,000
2019 Wikstrom Telephone – Wiktel NW MN Broadband Project – GRANT $1,151,526
There is a matrix of Minnesota broadband adoption projects; it includes projects from this area.
U.S. Congress: CD 7
MN Senate: 01
MN House: 01A