|2021||#54 of 87||74.48%|
|2020||#52 of 87||73%|
|2019||#54 of 87||68.92%|
|2018||#78 of 87||23.67%|
|2017||#70 of 87||24.33%|
Rank: 54 (out of 87) for access to 100/20 megabits per second (Mbps)
In 2017, Pope County unveiled a feasibility study that found that installing fiber everywhere in the county would cost about $29.3 million. Last year, policymakers have publicly recognized the need for improved broadband, especially during COVID. So broadband is part of the community conversation.
Projected allocation of American Recovery Project ARP funds in Pope is $2,181,674; broadband is one possible use.
Pope County has the opportunity to invest in broadband with federal funding. That would help them reach ubiquitous broadband. They are a code red community.
Find more articles on broadband in Pope County (http://tinyurl.com/hx7q9fd)
Number of Providers
As of 2019 · Source: MN DEED
Households with Device Access
Has Worked with Blandin Foundation
Has Received MN Grant(s)
2017 – Hanson Communications – Minnewaska Area FTTP – GRANT $4,996,791
U.S. Congress: CD 7
MN Senate: 12
MN House: 12A, 12B