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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.
89.6%
89.6% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
15.1%
15.1% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

71.4

20th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

91.4%

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.

23.0%

of Minnesotans have access to fiber-optic service.

83.3%

of Minnesotans have access to cable service.

91.9%

of Minnesotans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Minnesota

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Aitkin 49.5%
Anoka 99.0%
Becker 92.5%
Beltrami 99.2%
Benton 89.7%
Big Stone 92.8%
Blue Earth 77.1%
Brown 92.3%
Carlton 79.5%
Carver 91.6%
Cass 78.0%
Chippewa 70.6%
Chisago 77.5%
Clay 94.8%
Clearwater 99.9%
Cook 99.0%
Cottonwood 71.8%
Crow Wing 92.1%
Dakota 98.0%
Dodge 74.4%
Douglas 84.3%
Faribault 78.4%
Fillmore 58.3%
Freeborn 86.9%
Goodhue 82.6%
Grant 87.3%
Hennepin 99.3%
Houston 83.8%
Hubbard 95.9%
Isanti 79.6%
Itasca 88.8%
Jackson 71.2%
Kanabec 76.8%
Kandiyohi 78.2%
Kittson 44.7%
Koochiching 76.2%
Lac qui Parle 90.5%
Lake 66.0%
Lake of the Woods 53.3%
Le Sueur 81.7%
Lincoln 56.2%
Lyon 79.4%
McLeod 75.3%
Mahnomen 81.5%
Marshall 50.2%
Martin 58.3%
Meeker 72.1%
Mille Lacs 60.6%
Morrison 70.9%
Mower 78.5%
Murray 53.3%
Nicollet 85.3%
Nobles 75.5%
Norman 90.9%
Olmsted 93.6%
Otter Tail 83.4%
Pennington 97.0%
Pine 52.0%
Pipestone 82.9%
Polk 93.0%
Pope 67.6%
Ramsey 99.4%
Red Lake 100.0%
Redwood 69.8%
Renville 55.5%
Rice 94.6%
Rock 99.7%
Roseau 63.9%
St. Louis 86.0%
Scott 95.1%
Sherburne 90.7%
Sibley 65.1%
Stearns 88.9%
Steele 85.2%
Stevens 98.2%
Swift 90.4%
Todd 64.9%
Traverse 61.3%
Wabasha 77.2%
Wadena 92.7%
Waseca 71.3%
Washington 98.0%
Watonwan 71.4%
Wilkin 84.8%
Winona 89.8%
Wright 89.6%
Yellow Medicine 46.0%

Internet Speed in Top Minnesota Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Minneapolis 63.8 MBPS 37 Providers
2. Saint Paul 91.9 MBPS 33 Providers
3. Rochester 53.8 MBPS 22 Providers
4. Duluth 57.7 MBPS 21 Providers
5. Saint Cloud 67.9 MBPS 19 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Minnesota

Provider Avg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast 107.6 MBPS
Mediacom Cable 102.7 MBPS
Charter Spectrum 75.6 MBPS
CenturyLink 33.8 MBPS
Nextera Communications 26.3 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 266 internet providers in Minnesota.
  • There are 440,000 people in Minnesota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 744,000 people in Minnesota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 125,000 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
Aitkin 73.5% 14 providers
Albany 95.3% 14 providers
Albert Lea 97.1% 16 providers
Albertville 100.0% 11 providers
Alexandria 85.5% 11 providers
Andover 99.7% 14 providers
Annandale 80.8% 11 providers
Anoka 97.8% 14 providers
Austin 92.7% 13 providers
Avon 80.5% 12 providers
Bagley 100.0% 10 providers
Baxter 99.3% 11 providers
Becker 76.8% 9 providers
Belle Plaine 84.5% 13 providers
Bemidji 99.9% 8 providers
Benson 91.4% 12 providers
Bethel 97.7% 12 providers
Big Lake 94.6% 10 providers
Blue Earth 83.8% 8 providers
Bovey 86.4% 10 providers
Braham 83.0% 9 providers
Brainerd 97.7% 12 providers
Breckenridge 86.0% 9 providers
Buffalo 88.9% 13 providers
Burnsville 98.8% 24 providers
Byron 76.7% 16 providers
Caledonia 72.7% 8 providers
Cambridge 75.7% 10 providers
Cannon Falls 88.6% 15 providers
Carver 88.4% 13 providers
Cass Lake 90.9% 10 providers
Cedar 99.5% 13 providers
Champlin 100.0% 15 providers
Chanhassen 99.9% 18 providers
Chaska 95.3% 18 providers
Chatfield 71.6% 12 providers
Chisago City 86.0% 11 providers
Chisholm 97.7% 10 providers
Circle Pines 99.9% 14 providers
Clear Lake 53.2% 11 providers
Clearwater 41.5% 12 providers
Cloquet 92.3% 11 providers
Cokato 87.2% 13 providers
Cold Spring 86.9% 14 providers
Cottage Grove 99.0% 13 providers
Crookston 92.4% 10 providers
Dassel 77.2% 15 providers
Deer River 94.7% 9 providers
Delano 80.2% 13 providers
Detroit Lakes 95.8% 9 providers
Dodge Center 73.1% 15 providers
Duluth 94.1% 21 providers
East Grand Forks 94.8% 9 providers
Eden Prairie 100.0% 27 providers
Elk River 96.4% 14 providers
Elko New Market 89.1% 14 providers
Ely 63.0% 9 providers
Esko 93.7% 11 providers
Eveleth 93.0% 11 providers
Excelsior 99.8% 16 providers
Fairmont 84.5% 10 providers
Faribault 95.2% 15 providers
Farmington 94.5% 14 providers
Fergus Falls 95.0% 14 providers
Foley 74.0% 12 providers
Forest Lake 98.8% 12 providers
Frazee 90.9% 9 providers
Glencoe 21.1% 14 providers
Glenwood 72.7% 13 providers
Grand Rapids 99.6% 10 providers
Granite Falls 71.5% 15 providers
Hamel 95.8% 13 providers
Hastings 96.4% 15 providers
Hawley 82.8% 12 providers
Hibbing 94.7% 10 providers
Hinckley 51.2% 9 providers
Hopkins 99.7% 24 providers
Howard Lake 78.3% 13 providers
Hugo 97.9% 13 providers
Hutchinson 98.1% 12 providers
International Falls 85.4% 9 providers
Inver Grove Heights 99.8% 19 providers
Isanti 88.9% 9 providers
Jackson 79.8% 16 providers
Janesville 64.7% 11 providers
Jordan 76.3% 15 providers
Kasson 87.4% 14 providers
La Crescent 97.8% 10 providers
Lake City 86.4% 12 providers
Lake Crystal 67.9% 12 providers
Lake Elmo 99.6% 12 providers
Lakeville 95.7% 16 providers
Le Center 62.7% 12 providers
Le Sueur 81.0% 15 providers
Lindstrom 63.7% 9 providers
Litchfield 82.8% 12 providers
Little Falls 78.0% 16 providers
Long Lake 100.0% 12 providers
Long Prairie 68.9% 11 providers
Lonsdale 99.7% 12 providers
Luverne 99.6% 11 providers
Mankato 93.7% 14 providers
Maple Lake 81.5% 11 providers
Maple Plain 91.0% 14 providers
Marshall 90.3% 12 providers
Melrose 88.0% 11 providers
Menahga 96.7% 10 providers
Milaca 50.4% 12 providers
Minneapolis 99.4% 37 providers
Minnetonka 99.9% 15 providers
Montevideo 81.8% 14 providers
Montgomery 88.4% 15 providers
Monticello 92.8% 12 providers
Montrose 85.1% 14 providers
Moorhead 98.3% 10 providers
Moose Lake 85.5% 8 providers
Mora 91.1% 9 providers
Morris 99.5% 12 providers
Mound 99.9% 12 providers
New London 66.5% 14 providers
New Prague 96.4% 13 providers
New Ulm 95.9% 12 providers
Nisswa 95.7% 11 providers
North Branch 87.1% 13 providers
Northfield 94.4% 20 providers
Onamia 37.0% 10 providers
Osakis 78.0% 10 providers
Osseo 99.5% 17 providers
Owatonna 91.1% 15 providers
Park Rapids 98.2% 12 providers
Paynesville 76.3% 13 providers
Pelican Rapids 72.3% 7 providers
Pequot Lakes 91.2% 11 providers
Perham 98.0% 7 providers
Pierz 45.1% 12 providers
Pine City 50.2% 9 providers
Pine Island 51.4% 14 providers
Pine River 68.5% 8 providers
Pipestone 76.7% 12 providers
Plainview 80.0% 11 providers
Princeton 86.8% 12 providers
Prior Lake 97.5% 13 providers
Red Wing 94.8% 19 providers
Redwood Falls 89.5% 11 providers
Rice 85.9% 13 providers
Richmond 72.5% 12 providers
Rochester 98.9% 22 providers
Rockford 95.1% 16 providers
Rogers 97.4% 11 providers
Roseau 74.0% 8 providers
Rosemount 97.7% 13 providers
Rush City 69.9% 12 providers
Saint Bonifacius 98.4% 12 providers
Saint Charles 80.9% 10 providers
Saint Cloud 96.4% 19 providers
Saint Francis 98.8% 11 providers
Saint James 83.5% 13 providers
Saint Joseph 89.6% 13 providers
Saint Michael 98.6% 10 providers
Saint Paul 99.5% 33 providers
Saint Paul Park 98.5% 11 providers
Saint Peter 83.0% 11 providers
Sandstone 66.5% 12 providers
Sartell 99.3% 14 providers
Sauk Centre 79.6% 10 providers
Sauk Rapids 94.4% 13 providers
Savage 99.9% 15 providers
Shakopee 98.7% 20 providers
Sleepy Eye 92.8% 10 providers
South Saint Paul 99.8% 15 providers
Spicer 92.7% 15 providers
Spring Valley 65.9% 15 providers
Stacy 88.8% 11 providers
Staples 71.5% 12 providers
Stewartville 82.8% 14 providers
Stillwater 97.4% 14 providers
Thief River Falls 94.8% 9 providers
Two Harbors 69.1% 12 providers
Victoria 99.1% 14 providers
Virginia 97.2% 13 providers
Wabasha 94.5% 10 providers
Waconia 99.0% 16 providers
Wadena 88.9% 12 providers
Waite Park 99.7% 15 providers
Warroad 86.3% 7 providers
Waseca 76.9% 13 providers
Watertown 84.2% 12 providers
Wayzata 99.8% 20 providers
Willmar 97.5% 16 providers
Windom 88.6% 14 providers
Winona 95.4% 13 providers
Worthington 91.7% 16 providers
Wyoming 98.5% 13 providers
Zimmerman 95.5% 10 providers
Zumbrota 76.8% 14 providers
Last Updated on 2/6/2020.