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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 1.00 gbps available.

14.30%

Population with only 100.00 mbps speeds or less available.

10.10%

Population with only 25.00 mbps speeds or less available.

27.90 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, MN18100.00 mbps100.00 mbps28.08 mbps11.74 mbps30
Alexandria, MN171.00 gbps1.00 gbps72.20 mbps61.13 mbps51
Andover, MN192.00 gbps1.00 gbps22.42 mbps4.68 mbps26
Anoka, MN172.00 gbps1.00 gbps28.40 mbps8.45 mbps27
Austin, MN15100.00 mbps40.00 mbps17.60 mbps4.58 mbps22
Bemidji, MN151.00 gbps1.00 gbps83.10 mbps65.91 mbps64
Brainerd, MN15250.00 mbps250.00 mbps19.15 mbps6.97 mbps25
Buffalo, MN17100.00 mbps40.00 mbps12.39 mbps1.42 mbps27
Burnsville, MN282.00 gbps100.00 mbps33.34 mbps9.36 mbps57
Champlin, MN202.00 gbps1.00 gbps21.04 mbps4.26 mbps24
Chanhassen, MN232.00 gbps1.00 gbps34.99 mbps6.50 mbps34
Chaska, MN222.00 gbps100.00 mbps30.90 mbps6.58 mbps35
Cloquet, MN14150.00 mbps40.00 mbps19.50 mbps3.76 mbps18
Cottage Grove, MN152.00 gbps1.00 gbps43.15 mbps13.71 mbps32
Duluth, MN231.00 gbps1.00 gbps22.29 mbps7.52 mbps38
Eden Prairie, MN232.00 gbps1.00 gbps23.54 mbps7.26 mbps33
Elk River, MN242.00 gbps1.00 gbps21.06 mbps2.99 mbps40
Faribault, MN21100.00 mbps40.00 mbps18.21 mbps4.68 mbps29
Farmington, MN18100.00 mbps30.00 mbps13.14 mbps3.47 mbps22
Fergus Falls, MN17100.00 mbps20.00 mbps14.90 mbps1.96 mbps28
Forest Lake, MN141.00 gbps1.00 gbps25.63 mbps4.69 mbps28
Hastings, MN172.00 gbps25.00 mbps41.56 mbps4.85 mbps33
Hibbing, MN11150.00 mbps40.00 mbps21.66 mbps2.88 mbps21
Hopkins, MN202.00 gbps1.00 gbps34.86 mbps19.46 mbps33
Hugo, MN192.00 gbps1.00 gbps23.10 mbps4.61 mbps27
Hutchinson, MN12150.00 mbps30.00 mbps27.07 mbps5.52 mbps21
Inver Grove Heights, MN222.00 gbps1.00 gbps23.69 mbps8.01 mbps28
Lakeville, MN222.00 gbps100.00 mbps29.56 mbps8.25 mbps35
Mankato, MN18150.00 mbps30.00 mbps23.09 mbps4.78 mbps28
Marshall, MN19200.00 mbps30.00 mbps22.55 mbps4.10 mbps30
Minneapolis, MN272.00 gbps1.00 gbps33.03 mbps14.64 mbps45
Minnetonka, MN242.00 gbps1.00 gbps25.37 mbps5.87 mbps30
Monticello, MN161.00 gbps120.00 mbps51.47 mbps11.76 mbps39
Moorhead, MN151.00 gbps90.00 mbps88.88 mbps6.95 mbps39
New Ulm, MN212.00 gbps30.00 mbps18.62 mbps3.94 mbps30
Northfield, MN18100.00 mbps40.00 mbps22.53 mbps6.50 mbps29
Owatonna, MN17200.00 mbps40.00 mbps40.89 mbps7.42 mbps34
Prior Lake, MN232.00 gbps1.00 gbps28.66 mbps5.96 mbps30
Red Wing, MN18250.00 mbps250.00 mbps30.08 mbps12.65 mbps37
Rochester, MN231.00 gbps1.00 gbps27.07 mbps8.21 mbps43
Rogers, MN192.00 gbps1.00 gbps26.08 mbps4.88 mbps30
Rosemount, MN222.00 gbps1.00 gbps33.00 mbps5.94 mbps36
Sartell, MN221.00 gbps1.00 gbps11.65 mbps2.20 mbps26
Sauk Rapids, MN21100.00 mbps40.00 mbps11.24 mbps1.82 mbps28
Savage, MN221.00 gbps1.00 gbps18.27 mbps4.48 mbps25
Shakopee, MN222.00 gbps1.00 gbps31.68 mbps10.02 mbps29
Stillwater, MN172.00 gbps40.00 mbps22.25 mbps3.22 mbps23
Willmar, MN17100.00 mbps40.00 mbps14.49 mbps3.08 mbps33
Winona, MN16250.00 mbps250.00 mbps18.22 mbps2.92 mbps31
Worthington, MN16200.00 mbps30.00 mbps31.75 mbps5.59 mbps26
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Minnesota
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25.00 mbps
Exede25.00 mbps
HughesNet25.00 mbps
CenturyLink50.53 mbps
Nextera Communications9.96 mbps
LTD Broadband30.00 mbps
Xfinity from Comcast250.00 mbps
Charter100.00 mbps
Frontier13.63 mbps
Mediacom148.33 mbps