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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.

7.90%

Population with faster than 1 gbps available.

14.30%

Population with only 100 mbps speeds or less available.

10.10%

Population with only 25 mbps speeds or less available.

28 mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

3.10%

Population with no wired internet access available.

96.90%

Population with wired internet access available.

15.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

24

Average broadband score for Minnesota

Broadband in Minnesota

Largest Cities in MinnesotaProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Albert Lea, MN17100 mbps100 mbps35 mbps12 mbps30
Alexandria, MN161 gbps1 gbps82 mbps65 mbps51
Andover, MN172 gbps1 gbps24 mbps5 mbps26
Anoka, MN162 gbps1 gbps29 mbps8 mbps27
Austin, MN14100 mbps40 mbps25 mbps4 mbps22
Bemidji, MN131 gbps1 gbps95 mbps75 mbps64
Brainerd, MN14250 mbps250 mbps27 mbps7 mbps25
Buffalo, MN18100 mbps40 mbps17 mbps2 mbps27
Burnsville, MN272 gbps100 mbps38 mbps9 mbps57
Champlin, MN182 gbps1 gbps23 mbps4 mbps24
Chanhassen, MN212 gbps1 gbps38 mbps7 mbps34
Chaska, MN202 gbps100 mbps33 mbps7 mbps35
Cloquet, MN12150 mbps40 mbps22 mbps3 mbps18
Cottage Grove, MN152 gbps1 gbps43 mbps14 mbps32
Duluth, MN221 gbps1 gbps27 mbps8 mbps38
Eden Prairie, MN222 gbps1 gbps24 mbps7 mbps33
Elk River, MN232 gbps1 gbps26 mbps3 mbps40
Faribault, MN20100 mbps40 mbps24 mbps5 mbps29
Farmington, MN17100 mbps30 mbps19 mbps3 mbps22
Fergus Falls, MN16100 mbps20 mbps21 mbps2 mbps28
Forest Lake, MN141 gbps1 gbps26 mbps5 mbps28
Hastings, MN172 gbps25 mbps42 mbps5 mbps33
Hibbing, MN11150 mbps40 mbps22 mbps3 mbps21
Hopkins, MN192 gbps1 gbps36 mbps20 mbps33
Hugo, MN172 gbps1 gbps25 mbps5 mbps27
Hutchinson, MN12150 mbps30 mbps27 mbps6 mbps21
Inver Grove Heights, MN202 gbps1 gbps26 mbps8 mbps28
Lakeville, MN212 gbps100 mbps35 mbps8 mbps35
Mankato, MN17150 mbps30 mbps30 mbps5 mbps28
Marshall, MN18200 mbps30 mbps29 mbps4 mbps30
Minneapolis, MN252 gbps1 gbps35 mbps15 mbps45
Minnetonka, MN222 gbps1 gbps27 mbps6 mbps30
Monticello, MN171 gbps120 mbps54 mbps11 mbps39
Moorhead, MN141 gbps90 mbps94 mbps7 mbps39
New Ulm, MN192 gbps30 mbps20 mbps4 mbps30
Northfield, MN19100 mbps40 mbps27 mbps6 mbps29
Owatonna, MN18200 mbps40 mbps44 mbps7 mbps34
Prior Lake, MN212 gbps1 gbps31 mbps6 mbps30
Red Wing, MN18250 mbps250 mbps35 mbps12 mbps37
Rochester, MN221 gbps1 gbps32 mbps8 mbps43
Rogers, MN182 gbps1 gbps32 mbps5 mbps30
Rosemount, MN212 gbps1 gbps39 mbps6 mbps36
Sartell, MN211 gbps1 gbps16 mbps2 mbps26
Sauk Rapids, MN20100 mbps40 mbps16 mbps2 mbps28
Savage, MN201 gbps1 gbps20 mbps4 mbps25
Shakopee, MN202 gbps1 gbps34 mbps10 mbps29
Stillwater, MN152 gbps40 mbps24 mbps3 mbps23
Willmar, MN18100 mbps40 mbps19 mbps3 mbps33
Winona, MN15250 mbps250 mbps25 mbps3 mbps31
Worthington, MN16200 mbps30 mbps32 mbps6 mbps26
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Minnesota
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25 mbps
Exede25 mbps
HughesNet25 mbps
CenturyLink51 mbps
Nextera Communications10 mbps
LTD Broadband30 mbps
Xfinity from Comcast250 mbps
Spectrum100 mbps
Charter Spectrum100 mbps
Frontier14 mbps