Internet Service in Minnesota

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Minnesota

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Minnesota Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
88%
88% BROADBAND COVERAGE
17%
17% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

39.3

27th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

89.4%

of Minnesotans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

85.2%

of Minnesotans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

16.9%

of Minnesotans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.0%

of Minnesotans have access to wireline service.

18.6%

of Minnesotans have access to fiber-optic service.

81.9%

of Minnesotans have access to cable service.

90.6%

of Minnesotans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Minnesotans have access to mobile broadband service.

85.9%

of Minnesotans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Minnesota

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Fort Ripley831.2 MBPS9 Providers
2.Racine156.5 MBPS12 Providers
3.Lucan118.0 MBPS9 Providers
4.Hugo98.3 MBPS11 Providers
5.Geneva87.8 MBPS9 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Minnesota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast55.4 MBPS
Charter Spectrum39.2 MBPS
CenturyLink21.7 MBPS
Nextera Communications13.7 MBPS
TDS Telecom12.8 MBPS

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Connect Minnesota has been awarded $4,470,035 in federal grants for Minnesota's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $36,200,630, accounting for 1.0% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Minnesota.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 86.4% to 94.2% of Minnesotans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 253 internet providers in Minnesota.
  • There are 579,000 people in Minnesota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 779,000 people in Minnesota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 162,000 people in Minnesota don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Minnesota CITIES

Average speed over time
Aitkin36.2%12 providers
Albany93.5%13 providers
Albert Lea96.9%17 providers
Albertville99.8%11 providers
Alexandria79.9%10 providers
Andover99.8%14 providers
Annandale60.9%10 providers
Anoka96.1%16 providers
Austin92.2%12 providers
Avon78.3%12 providers
Bagley100.0%10 providers
Baxter98.6%13 providers
Becker81.9%10 providers
Belle Plaine76.8%12 providers
Bemidji100.0%8 providers
Benson73.1%11 providers
Bethel87.3%12 providers
Big Lake92.6%10 providers
Blue Earth83.8%8 providers
Bovey79.7%10 providers
Braham54.1%9 providers
Brainerd92.7%13 providers
Breckenridge79.7%9 providers
Buffalo87.1%12 providers
Burnsville98.7%25 providers
Byron76.6%18 providers
Caledonia67.0%8 providers
Cambridge66.2%11 providers
Cannon Falls78.8%15 providers
Carver87.7%14 providers
Cass Lake93.8%10 providers
Cedar95.5%13 providers
Champlin100.0%16 providers
Chanhassen99.7%18 providers
Chaska92.4%19 providers
Chatfield64.3%12 providers
Chisago City85.4%11 providers
Chisholm89.4%10 providers
Circle Pines99.9%15 providers
Clear Lake45.6%10 providers
Clearwater40.5%12 providers
Cloquet81.0%10 providers
Cokato56.5%13 providers
Cold Spring81.1%14 providers
Cottage Grove98.9%14 providers
Crookston79.1%10 providers
Dassel45.8%15 providers
Deer River92.6%9 providers
Delano80.1%12 providers
Detroit Lakes90.7%7 providers
Dilworth98.9%11 providers
Dodge Center69.5%14 providers
Duluth93.0%23 providers
East Grand Forks90.1%10 providers
Eden Prairie100.0%26 providers
Elk River91.8%16 providers
Elko New Market72.5%14 providers
Ely59.7%8 providers
Esko69.9%10 providers
Eveleth86.4%11 providers
Excelsior99.1%16 providers
Fairmont83.6%10 providers
Faribault88.2%16 providers
Farmington94.4%13 providers
Fergus Falls83.1%13 providers
Foley43.8%12 providers
Forest Lake97.1%14 providers
Frazee70.8%8 providers
Glencoe20.5%14 providers
Glenwood69.2%12 providers
Grand Rapids94.5%10 providers
Granite Falls68.8%13 providers
Hamel94.2%15 providers
Hastings92.6%13 providers
Hawley76.3%10 providers
Hibbing88.3%9 providers
Hinckley50.4%9 providers
Hopkins99.7%23 providers
Howard Lake53.9%13 providers
Hugo96.2%11 providers
Hutchinson97.6%13 providers
International Falls84.0%8 providers
Inver Grove Heights99.9%19 providers
Isanti65.3%9 providers
Jackson77.4%17 providers
Janesville56.5%11 providers
Jordan67.9%14 providers
Kasson87.0%14 providers
La Crescent95.8%9 providers
Lake City82.1%12 providers
Lake Crystal63.2%12 providers
Lake Elmo99.4%13 providers
Lakeville95.6%16 providers
Le Center61.6%11 providers
Le Sueur71.0%16 providers
Lindstrom62.3%10 providers
Litchfield76.2%12 providers
Little Falls77.1%17 providers
Long Lake96.4%14 providers
Long Prairie56.5%9 providers
Lonsdale97.8%12 providers
Luverne99.3%10 providers
Mankato93.5%13 providers
Maple Lake80.9%11 providers
Maple Plain76.2%13 providers
Marshall90.2%13 providers
Melrose82.0%11 providers
Menahga88.1%10 providers
Milaca35.4%11 providers
Minneapolis99.3%33 providers
Minnetonka99.9%16 providers
Montevideo81.6%14 providers
Montgomery80.8%15 providers
Monticello92.8%10 providers
Montrose81.6%12 providers
Moorhead94.9%10 providers
Moose Lake72.9%8 providers
Mora42.6%10 providers
Morris100.0%14 providers
Mound98.5%12 providers
New London60.1%13 providers
New Prague94.6%12 providers
New Ulm95.9%11 providers
Nisswa95.4%11 providers
North Branch71.6%12 providers
Northfield93.3%20 providers
Onamia33.2%10 providers
Osakis64.0%9 providers
Osseo98.8%18 providers
Owatonna91.0%14 providers
Park Rapids97.6%10 providers
Paynesville72.1%12 providers
Pelican Rapids0.3%7 providers
Pequot Lakes90.7%10 providers
Perham96.1%7 providers
Pierz42.7%11 providers
Pine City48.6%9 providers
Pine Island51.4%13 providers
Pine River66.1%8 providers
Pipestone75.4%12 providers
Plainview79.1%11 providers
Princeton46.0%10 providers
Prior Lake92.5%13 providers
Red Wing94.6%19 providers
Redwood Falls81.2%12 providers
Rice21.0%13 providers
Richmond52.2%11 providers
Rochester98.6%23 providers
Rockford95.1%13 providers
Rogers96.1%12 providers
Roseau67.1%9 providers
Rosemount97.6%16 providers
Rush City66.4%11 providers
Saint Bonifacius97.2%10 providers
Saint Charles79.8%10 providers
Saint Cloud95.5%16 providers
Saint Francis93.4%11 providers
Saint James75.4%12 providers
Saint Joseph85.5%14 providers
Saint Michael96.4%11 providers
Saint Paul99.4%31 providers
Saint Paul Park98.5%10 providers
Saint Peter74.9%11 providers
Sandstone67.1%10 providers
Sartell99.3%15 providers
Sauk Centre77.1%9 providers
Sauk Rapids89.8%14 providers
Savage99.9%15 providers
Shakopee98.0%18 providers
Sleepy Eye91.5%10 providers
South Saint Paul100.0%15 providers
Spicer90.9%14 providers
Spring Valley58.3%15 providers
Stacy78.5%11 providers
Staples70.5%13 providers
Stewartville82.2%14 providers
Stillwater96.3%13 providers
Thief River Falls89.2%10 providers
Two Harbors93.4%10 providers
Victoria99.3%14 providers
Virginia95.4%12 providers
Wabasha94.5%9 providers
Waconia94.1%13 providers
Wadena81.7%11 providers
Waite Park99.2%16 providers
Warroad74.2%7 providers
Waseca72.6%13 providers
Watertown80.4%11 providers
Wayzata99.3%21 providers
Willmar95.4%17 providers
Windom87.2%14 providers
Winona95.0%12 providers
Worthington90.0%14 providers
Wyoming97.2%13 providers
Zimmerman88.4%10 providers
Zumbrota76.7%14 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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