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Internet Service in Minnesota

82.6% of Minnesotans have high speed Internet at home, which is significantly higher than the national average. In Minnesota, wireless Internet is available to 99.9% of the population. Cable is available to 84.2% and DSL to 92.9%. Fiber Internet, while not universally available, is an option to 16.5% of Minnesotans.

In addition, 53% of the state has the choice of 3 or more ISPs. When comparing plans, users find that 93.7% of Minnesotans have wired or wireless Internet service at speeds of at least 10 Mbps. There are still 4.5% of Minnesotans that have no Internet connection at home or work.

Broadband in Minnesota

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Albert Lea, MN182.80N/AN/A0.17N/AN/A40
Albertville, MN262.80N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A84
Alexandria, MN161.95N/AN/A0.19N/AN/A39
Andover, MN1814.74N/AN/A2.50N/AN/A80
Anoka, MN1814.74N/AN/A2.50N/AN/A80
Austin, MN122.21N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A36
Baxter, MN171.45N/AN/A1.88N/AN/A41
Becker, MN231.95N/AN/A1.13N/AN/A80
Belle Plaine, MN233.32N/AN/A0.92N/AN/A85
Bemidji, MN143.34N/AN/A0.49N/AN/A38
Big Lake, MN231.95N/AN/A1.13N/AN/A80
Brainerd, MN170.54N/AN/A0.30N/AN/A41
Buffalo, MN262.80N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A84
Burnsville, MN268.42N/AN/A2.6542588
Byron, MN123.95N/AN/A1.89N/AN/A37
Cambridge, MN146.56N/AN/A0.85N/AN/A35
Champlin, MN228.44N/AN/A2.38N/AN/A85
Chanhassen, MN21N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A83
Chaska, MN215.06N/AN/A2.06N/AN/A83
Chisago City, MN140.86N/AN/A1.13N/AN/A37
Chisholm, MN106.14N/AN/A0.57N/AN/A34
Circle Pines, MN1814.74N/AN/A2.50N/AN/A80
Cloquet, MN152.01N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A36
Cottage Grove, MN159.45N/AN/A3.24N/AN/A76
Crookston, MN143.94N/AN/A0.30N/AN/A39
Dayton, MN228.44N/AN/A2.38N/AN/A85
Delano, MN262.80N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A84
Detroit Lakes, MN100.80N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A34
Duluth, MN146.14N/AN/A0.5732438
East Grand Forks, MN143.94N/AN/A0.30N/AN/A39
Eden Prairie, MN228.44N/AN/A2.3872885
Elk River, MN231.95N/AN/A1.13N/AN/A80
Fairmont, MN101.43N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A34
Faribault, MN214.55N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A44
Farmington, MN268.42N/AN/A2.65N/AN/A88
Fergus Falls, MN113.20N/AN/A0.29N/AN/A35
Forest Lake, MN159.45N/AN/A3.24N/AN/A76
Glencoe, MN121.83N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A35
Grand Rapids, MN162.14N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A40
Hastings, MN268.42N/AN/A2.65N/AN/A88
Hibbing, MN116.14N/AN/A0.57N/AN/A35
Hopkins, MN228.44N/AN/A2.38N/AN/A85
Hugo, MN159.45N/AN/A3.24N/AN/A76
Hutchinson, MN121.83N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A35
International Falls, MN91.45N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A34
Inver Grove Heights, MN268.42N/AN/A2.65N/AN/A88
Isanti, MN146.56N/AN/A0.85N/AN/A35
Jordan, MN233.32N/AN/A0.92N/AN/A85
Kasson, MN111.90N/AN/A1.19N/AN/A34
La Crescent, MN101.67N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A33
Lake City, MN143.48N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A37
Lake Elmo, MN159.45N/AN/A3.24N/AN/A76
Lakeville, MN268.42N/AN/A2.6522388
Lindstrom, MN140.86N/AN/A1.13N/AN/A37
Litchfield, MN120.93N/AN/A0.28N/AN/A34
Little Falls, MN212.59N/AN/A0.36N/AN/A40
Luverne, MN130.25N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A37
Mankato, MN203.63N/AN/A0.95N/AN/A78
Marshall, MN111.21N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A35
Minneapolis, MN228.44N/AN/A2.3852685
Minnetonka, MN228.44N/AN/A2.3812285
Montevideo, MN110.48N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A34
Monticello, MN262.80N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A84
Moorhead, MN126.94N/AN/A0.73N/AN/A36
Morris, MN10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A35
Mound, MN228.44N/AN/A2.38N/AN/A85
New Prague, MN93.01N/AN/A0.27N/AN/A68
New Ulm, MN182.60N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A75
North Branch, MN140.86N/AN/A1.13N/AN/A37
Northfield, MN214.55N/AN/A1.21N/AN/A44
Owatonna, MN202.40N/AN/A0.47N/AN/A44
Pipestone, MN101.14N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A34
Princeton, MN110.66N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A32
Prior Lake, MN233.32N/AN/A0.92N/AN/A85
Red Wing, MN213.78N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A43
Redwood Falls, MN111.71N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A33
Rochester, MN133.95N/AN/A1.8962739
Rockford, MN262.80N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A84
Rogers, MN228.44N/AN/A2.38N/AN/A85
Rosemount, MN268.42N/AN/A2.65N/AN/A88
Sartell, MN287.25N/AN/A0.39N/AN/A49
Sauk Centre, MN287.25N/AN/A0.39N/AN/A49
Sauk Rapids, MN221.97N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A43
Savage, MN233.32N/AN/A0.92N/AN/A85
Shakopee, MN233.32N/AN/A0.92N/AN/A85
Stewartville, MN113.95N/AN/A1.89N/AN/A36
Stillwater, MN159.45N/AN/A3.24N/AN/A76
Thief River Falls, MN121.12N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A37
Victoria, MN215.06N/AN/A2.06N/AN/A83
Virginia, MN116.14N/AN/A0.57N/AN/A35
Waconia, MN215.06N/AN/A2.06N/AN/A83
Waite Park, MN287.25N/AN/A0.39N/AN/A49
Waseca, MN121.72N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A34
Watertown, MN215.06N/AN/A2.06N/AN/A83
Willmar, MN211.94N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A44
Windom, MN11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Winona, MN143.34N/AN/A1.05N/AN/A39
Worthington, MN161.56N/AN/A0.04N/AN/A39
Wyoming, MN1414.74N/AN/A2.50N/AN/A37
Zimmerman, MN231.95N/AN/A1.13N/AN/A80
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Minnesota

Since 2009, the Connected Nation (Minnesota) has been awarded $4,470,035.00 in federal dollars for Minnesota's "Minnesota Broadband Development" program. Minnesota has awarded these monies to 12 organizations and departments within the state.

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