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Murray County

Table of goal data by year
Year Rank 100/20 Mbps
2021 #76 of 87 54.37%
2020 #78 of 87 51.59%
2019 #69 of 87 51.59%
2018 #51 of 87 50.78%
2017 #53 of 87 41.65%
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Rank: 77 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)

In 2018, with support from the Blandin Foundation, released a feasibility study that was not promising; it indicated that it is not economically feasible to build fiber everywhere. Subsequently, they are left looking at hybrid models, trying to convince the state to increase the 50 percent match or find another solution.

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

Lismore Cooperative Telephone Company (Lismore Broadband) – Iona FTTP – GRANT  $219,714

This last mile and middle mile project will serve approximately 100 unserved locations including 75 households, nine businesses, 13 farms, and three community institutions within the town of Iona.

Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Murray is $1,589,176; broadband is one possible use.

They have received a MN broadband grant. That might spark an interest in investing ARP funding on broadband. The opportunity is there but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of activity in the area recently; they are code red.

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Household Density


Number of Providers


As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED

Households with Device Access

Computer 85.1% 93.6%
Desktop or Laptop 72.2% 80.6%
Smartphone 6.6% 7.7%
Tablet 52.8% 63.8%
Other —% %

Has Worked with Blandin Foundation


Has Received MN Grant(s)


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

Government Districts

U.S. Congress: CD 7

MN Senate: 22

MN House: 22A

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