Universal Broadband is a necessity today. With the ability to provide medical care, stream media, receive education, and connect with friend and family across the world, the time for universal connectivity is NOW! Throughout the Chisago Lakes area, folks are experiencing varying degrees of connectivity. With various providers and services available, this team set out to create a map of what broadband service looks like in our community. By utilizing a speed test and survey, we have been able to collect data that paints a dynamic picture of who has dependable internet and who does not. Here are the results of our survey:
Once the data was collected, this team began to learn and absorb all that they could to better understand what options are available, which companies are best able to provide the necessary infrastructure, and how to bring that to our community. We are in the process now of building relationships both with service companies as well as governmental entities to secure universal broadband for all.
Survey and Testimonials
We also have news to report on the RDOF Winners. These are the companies across the nation that are receiving federal dollars to implement broadband internet: In the Chisago Lakes area, RDOF money has been allocated to both Midcontinent Communications and Windstream Services. The Broadband Infrastructure group is working with both companies to ensure that service comes quickly to our area.
Test Your Internet Speed
If you haven’t already, take a minute to participate in a speed test. These test results are driving the change in bringing better internet to rural Minnesota: