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

22

Average broadband score for Minnesota

Broadband in Minnesota

Largest Cities in MinnesotaProvidersSpeeds (down/up)Speeds (down/up)Broadband Score
Albert Lea, MN17100 Mbps / 100 Mbps28 Mbps / 12 Mbps30
Alexandria, MN161 Gbps / 1 Gbps75 Mbps / 65 Mbps51
Andover, MN172 Gbps / 1 Gbps24 Mbps / 5 Mbps26
Anoka, MN152 Gbps / 1 Gbps31 Mbps / 9 Mbps27
Austin, MN13100 Mbps / 40 Mbps18 Mbps / 5 Mbps22
Bemidji, MN131 Gbps / 1 Gbps94 Mbps / 76 Mbps64
Brainerd, MN14250 Mbps / 250 Mbps19 Mbps / 7 Mbps25
Buffalo, MN15100 Mbps / 40 Mbps12 Mbps / 1 Mbps27
Burnsville, MN262 Gbps / 100 Mbps35 Mbps / 10 Mbps57
Champlin, MN182 Gbps / 1 Gbps22 Mbps / 5 Mbps24
Chanhassen, MN212 Gbps / 1 Gbps37 Mbps / 7 Mbps34
Chaska, MN202 Gbps / 100 Mbps33 Mbps / 7 Mbps35
Cloquet, MN12150 Mbps / 40 Mbps21 Mbps / 4 Mbps18
Cottage Grove, MN132 Gbps / 1 Gbps48 Mbps / 16 Mbps32
Duluth, MN211 Gbps / 1 Gbps23 Mbps / 8 Mbps38
Eden Prairie, MN212 Gbps / 1 Gbps25 Mbps / 8 Mbps33
Elk River, MN222 Gbps / 1 Gbps22 Mbps / 3 Mbps40
Faribault, MN19100 Mbps / 40 Mbps19 Mbps / 5 Mbps29
Farmington, MN17100 Mbps / 30 Mbps12 Mbps / 3 Mbps22
Fergus Falls, MN15100 Mbps / 20 Mbps15 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Forest Lake, MN121 Gbps / 1 Gbps28 Mbps / 5 Mbps28
Hastings, MN152 Gbps / 25 Mbps45 Mbps / 5 Mbps33
Hibbing, MN9150 Mbps / 40 Mbps24 Mbps / 3 Mbps21
Hopkins, MN182 Gbps / 1 Gbps37 Mbps / 21 Mbps33
Hugo, MN172 Gbps / 1 Gbps24 Mbps / 5 Mbps27
Hutchinson, MN11150 Mbps / 30 Mbps27 Mbps / 6 Mbps21
Inver Grove Heights, MN202 Gbps / 1 Gbps25 Mbps / 9 Mbps28
Lakeville, MN202 Gbps / 100 Mbps31 Mbps / 9 Mbps35
Mankato, MN17150 Mbps / 30 Mbps23 Mbps / 5 Mbps28
Marshall, MN17200 Mbps / 30 Mbps24 Mbps / 4 Mbps30
Minneapolis, MN252 Gbps / 1 Gbps35 Mbps / 16 Mbps45
Minnetonka, MN222 Gbps / 1 Gbps27 Mbps / 6 Mbps30
Monticello, MN141 Gbps / 120 Mbps57 Mbps / 13 Mbps39
Moorhead, MN131 Gbps / 90 Mbps101 Mbps / 8 Mbps39
New Ulm, MN192 Gbps / 30 Mbps19 Mbps / 4 Mbps30
Northfield, MN16100 Mbps / 40 Mbps24 Mbps / 7 Mbps29
Owatonna, MN15200 Mbps / 40 Mbps45 Mbps / 8 Mbps34
Prior Lake, MN212 Gbps / 1 Gbps30 Mbps / 6 Mbps30
Red Wing, MN16250 Mbps / 250 Mbps32 Mbps / 14 Mbps37
Rochester, MN211 Gbps / 1 Gbps28 Mbps / 9 Mbps43
Rogers, MN182 Gbps / 1 Gbps26 Mbps / 5 Mbps30
Rosemount, MN202 Gbps / 1 Gbps35 Mbps / 6 Mbps36
Sartell, MN201 Gbps / 1 Gbps12 Mbps / 2 Mbps26
Sauk Rapids, MN19100 Mbps / 40 Mbps11 Mbps / 2 Mbps28
Savage, MN201 Gbps / 1 Gbps19 Mbps / 5 Mbps25
Shakopee, MN202 Gbps / 1 Gbps34 Mbps / 11 Mbps29
Stillwater, MN152 Gbps / 40 Mbps24 Mbps / 3 Mbps23
Willmar, MN15100 Mbps / 40 Mbps15 Mbps / 3 Mbps33
Winona, MN14250 Mbps / 250 Mbps19 Mbps / 3 Mbps31
Worthington, MN15200 Mbps / 30 Mbps32 Mbps / 6 Mbps26
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Minnesota
ProviderAvg. Speeds
HughesNet25 Mbps
Viasat25 Mbps
CenturyLink53 Mbps
Nextera Communications10 Mbps
LTD Broadband30 Mbps
Xfinity287 Mbps
Spectrum102 Mbps
Frontier14 Mbps
Mediacom192 Mbps
Midcontinent Communications197 Mbps