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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.
91%
91% BROADBAND COVERAGE
14%
14% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

49.6

24th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

92.0%

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

88.6%

of Minnesotans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

33.2%

of Minnesotans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.7%

of Minnesotans have access to wireline service.

23.1%

of Minnesotans have access to fiber-optic service.

83.3%

of Minnesotans have access to cable service.

92.0%

of Minnesotans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Minnesotans have access to mobile broadband service.

79.9%

of Minnesotans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Minnesota

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Lake Elmo130.0 MBPS12 Providers
2.Bertha118.1 MBPS7 Providers
3.Stillwater117.3 MBPS14 Providers
4.Pillager111.5 MBPS13 Providers
5.Cottage Grove111.0 MBPS13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Minnesota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast73.7 MBPS
Mediacom Cable71.3 MBPS
Charter Spectrum55.4 MBPS
CenturyLink22.5 MBPS
Nextera Communications17.0 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 95.7% of Minnesotans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 272 internet providers in Minnesota.
  • There are 438,000 people in Minnesota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 659,000 people in Minnesota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 123,000 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
Aitkin75.0%15 providers
Albany95.3%14 providers
Albert Lea97.1%16 providers
Albertville100.0%12 providers
Alexandria85.5%11 providers
Andover99.7%14 providers
Annandale80.8%12 providers
Anoka97.8%14 providers
Austin92.7%14 providers
Avon80.5%13 providers
Bagley100.0%10 providers
Baxter99.3%11 providers
Becker76.8%9 providers
Belle Plaine84.5%14 providers
Bemidji99.9%9 providers
Benson91.4%12 providers
Bethel97.7%12 providers
Big Lake94.6%10 providers
Blue Earth83.8%7 providers
Bovey86.4%10 providers
Braham83.0%9 providers
Brainerd97.8%13 providers
Breckenridge86.2%10 providers
Buffalo89.1%14 providers
Burnsville98.8%23 providers
Byron76.7%15 providers
Caledonia72.7%9 providers
Cambridge75.7%10 providers
Cannon Falls88.6%16 providers
Carver88.4%13 providers
Cass Lake90.9%10 providers
Cedar99.5%13 providers
Champlin100.0%16 providers
Chanhassen99.9%18 providers
Chaska95.3%18 providers
Chatfield71.6%13 providers
Chisago City86.0%11 providers
Chisholm97.7%10 providers
Circle Pines99.9%15 providers
Clear Lake53.2%11 providers
Clearwater41.5%12 providers
Cloquet92.3%11 providers
Cokato87.5%14 providers
Cold Spring86.9%14 providers
Cottage Grove99.0%13 providers
Crookston92.4%10 providers
Dassel81.7%15 providers
Deer River94.7%9 providers
Delano80.2%12 providers
Detroit Lakes95.8%9 providers
Dilworth99.2%11 providers
Dodge Center73.1%14 providers
Duluth94.1%22 providers
East Grand Forks94.8%9 providers
Eden Prairie100.0%26 providers
Elk River96.6%15 providers
Elko New Market89.1%13 providers
Ely63.0%9 providers
Esko93.7%11 providers
Eveleth93.0%11 providers
Excelsior99.8%17 providers
Fairmont84.5%10 providers
Faribault95.2%14 providers
Farmington94.5%13 providers
Fergus Falls95.1%15 providers
Foley74.0%13 providers
Forest Lake98.8%12 providers
Frazee90.9%9 providers
Glencoe21.5%14 providers
Glenwood72.7%13 providers
Grand Rapids99.6%11 providers
Granite Falls71.5%15 providers
Hamel95.8%14 providers
Hastings96.4%15 providers
Hawley82.8%12 providers
Hibbing94.7%11 providers
Hinckley51.2%10 providers
Hopkins99.7%24 providers
Howard Lake78.3%13 providers
Hugo97.9%13 providers
Hutchinson98.1%12 providers
International Falls85.4%9 providers
Inver Grove Heights99.8%19 providers
Isanti88.9%9 providers
Jackson79.8%16 providers
Janesville64.7%11 providers
Jordan76.3%14 providers
Kasson87.4%14 providers
La Crescent97.8%10 providers
Lake City86.8%12 providers
Lake Crystal67.9%12 providers
Lake Elmo99.6%12 providers
Lakeville95.7%15 providers
Le Center62.7%12 providers
Le Sueur81.0%15 providers
Lindstrom63.7%9 providers
Litchfield82.8%12 providers
Little Falls78.0%17 providers
Long Lake100.0%12 providers
Long Prairie71.4%11 providers
Lonsdale99.7%11 providers
Luverne99.6%11 providers
Mankato93.7%13 providers
Maple Lake81.5%11 providers
Maple Plain91.0%13 providers
Marshall90.2%12 providers
Melrose88.0%11 providers
Menahga96.7%11 providers
Milaca50.4%12 providers
Minneapolis99.4%37 providers
Minnetonka99.9%15 providers
Montevideo81.8%14 providers
Montgomery88.4%15 providers
Monticello92.8%12 providers
Montrose85.1%13 providers
Moorhead98.3%10 providers
Moose Lake85.5%8 providers
Mora91.1%9 providers
Morris99.5%12 providers
Mound99.9%11 providers
New London66.5%14 providers
New Prague96.4%13 providers
New Ulm95.9%11 providers
Nisswa95.7%12 providers
North Branch87.1%13 providers
Northfield94.4%19 providers
Onamia37.0%11 providers
Osakis78.2%10 providers
Osseo99.5%18 providers
Owatonna91.1%15 providers
Park Rapids98.2%13 providers
Paynesville76.3%12 providers
Pelican Rapids72.3%7 providers
Pequot Lakes91.2%11 providers
Perham98.0%7 providers
Pierz45.1%13 providers
Pine City50.2%9 providers
Pine Island51.4%14 providers
Pine River68.5%8 providers
Pipestone76.7%11 providers
Plainview80.0%12 providers
Princeton86.8%12 providers
Prior Lake97.5%12 providers
Red Wing94.8%19 providers
Redwood Falls89.5%11 providers
Rice85.9%13 providers
Richmond72.5%12 providers
Rochester98.9%23 providers
Rockford95.1%15 providers
Rogers97.4%12 providers
Roseau74.0%9 providers
Rosemount97.7%13 providers
Rush City69.9%12 providers
Saint Bonifacius98.4%12 providers
Saint Charles80.9%11 providers
Saint Cloud96.4%20 providers
Saint Francis98.8%11 providers
Saint James83.8%14 providers
Saint Joseph89.6%15 providers
Saint Michael98.6%11 providers
Saint Paul99.5%33 providers
Saint Paul Park98.5%11 providers
Saint Peter83.0%11 providers
Sandstone66.6%13 providers
Sartell99.3%15 providers
Sauk Centre79.6%10 providers
Sauk Rapids94.4%14 providers
Savage99.9%14 providers
Shakopee98.7%20 providers
Sleepy Eye92.8%9 providers
South Saint Paul99.8%14 providers
Spicer92.7%15 providers
Spring Valley65.9%16 providers
Stacy88.8%11 providers
Staples71.5%12 providers
Stewartville82.8%15 providers
Stillwater97.4%14 providers
Thief River Falls94.8%9 providers
Two Harbors69.1%12 providers
Victoria99.1%14 providers
Virginia97.2%13 providers
Wabasha94.5%10 providers
Waconia99.0%16 providers
Wadena88.9%12 providers
Waite Park99.7%16 providers
Warroad86.3%8 providers
Waseca76.9%14 providers
Watertown84.2%11 providers
Wayzata99.8%20 providers
Willmar97.5%15 providers
Windom88.6%14 providers
Winona95.4%13 providers
Worthington91.7%15 providers
Wyoming98.5%14 providers
Zimmerman95.5%11 providers
Zumbrota76.8%13 providers
Last Updated on 10/16/2019.