Internet Service in Minnesota

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


of Minnesotans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.


of Minnesotans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.



of Minnesotans have access to wireline service.


of Minnesotans have access to fiber-optic service.


of Minnesotans have access to cable service.


of Minnesotans have access to DSL service.



of Minnesotans have access to mobile broadband service.


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.Lucan110.5 MBPS9 Providers
3.Hugo93.8 MBPS12 Providers
4.New Auburn93.6 MBPS11 Providers
5.Lake Elmo89.5 MBPS14 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Minnesota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast58.0 MBPS
Charter Spectrum41.5 MBPS
CenturyLink22.7 MBPS
Nextera Communications14.2 MBPS
TDS Telecom12.8 MBPS


  • 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 94.8% of Minnesotans.


  • In total there are 258 internet providers in Minnesota.
  • There are 521,000 people in Minnesota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 748,000 people in Minnesota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 153,000 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
Aitkin38.9%13 providers
Albany94.6%13 providers
Albert Lea97.0%16 providers
Albertville100.0%11 providers
Alexandria80.4%10 providers
Andover99.7%14 providers
Annandale79.1%10 providers
Anoka96.1%14 providers
Austin92.3%12 providers
Avon78.2%12 providers
Bagley100.0%10 providers
Baxter98.6%12 providers
Becker83.2%9 providers
Belle Plaine82.7%13 providers
Bemidji100.0%8 providers
Benson73.1%11 providers
Bethel88.4%12 providers
Big Lake94.5%10 providers
Blue Earth83.8%8 providers
Bovey84.7%10 providers
Braham77.3%9 providers
Brainerd94.0%13 providers
Breckenridge82.5%9 providers
Buffalo87.8%14 providers
Burnsville98.7%23 providers
Byron76.7%18 providers
Caledonia69.1%8 providers
Cambridge69.5%11 providers
Cannon Falls85.5%15 providers
Carver88.5%14 providers
Cass Lake93.8%10 providers
Cedar96.5%14 providers
Champlin100.0%16 providers
Chanhassen99.9%16 providers
Chaska94.1%18 providers
Chatfield66.1%12 providers
Chisago City85.8%11 providers
Chisholm91.0%11 providers
Circle Pines99.9%15 providers
Clear Lake52.3%10 providers
Clearwater39.9%12 providers
Cloquet90.4%11 providers
Cokato56.1%13 providers
Cold Spring86.5%15 providers
Cottage Grove98.9%14 providers
Crookston92.4%10 providers
Dassel53.2%14 providers
Deer River94.0%9 providers
Delano80.1%13 providers
Detroit Lakes92.6%8 providers
Dilworth99.2%12 providers
Dodge Center73.0%15 providers
Duluth93.9%21 providers
East Grand Forks91.6%10 providers
Eden Prairie100.0%26 providers
Elk River92.5%15 providers
Elko New Market88.7%13 providers
Ely61.7%9 providers
Esko87.5%11 providers
Eveleth91.9%10 providers
Excelsior99.7%15 providers
Fairmont84.1%10 providers
Faribault93.8%17 providers
Farmington94.5%13 providers
Fergus Falls92.7%12 providers
Foley44.7%12 providers
Forest Lake96.9%14 providers
Frazee77.9%8 providers
Glencoe20.5%13 providers
Glenwood70.1%12 providers
Grand Rapids97.7%10 providers
Granite Falls70.1%12 providers
Hamel94.1%14 providers
Hastings93.0%14 providers
Hawley82.4%11 providers
Hibbing93.6%10 providers
Hinckley50.3%9 providers
Hopkins99.7%23 providers
Howard Lake67.7%12 providers
Hugo96.9%12 providers
Hutchinson98.2%11 providers
International Falls85.5%8 providers
Inver Grove Heights99.9%18 providers
Isanti65.4%9 providers
Jackson79.8%17 providers
Janesville64.1%11 providers
Jordan71.0%14 providers
Kasson87.0%15 providers
La Crescent96.1%10 providers
Lake City86.6%12 providers
Lake Crystal68.3%12 providers
Lake Elmo99.6%14 providers
Lakeville95.6%15 providers
Le Center62.5%11 providers
Le Sueur74.5%16 providers
Lindstrom63.1%9 providers
Litchfield82.7%12 providers
Little Falls78.0%17 providers
Long Lake99.8%12 providers
Long Prairie57.4%9 providers
Lonsdale99.7%11 providers
Luverne99.6%11 providers
Mankato93.7%14 providers
Maple Lake81.0%11 providers
Maple Plain86.5%13 providers
Marshall90.2%13 providers
Melrose82.0%11 providers
Menahga88.1%10 providers
Milaca38.6%12 providers
Minneapolis99.3%33 providers
Minnetonka99.9%16 providers
Montevideo80.7%14 providers
Montgomery86.4%15 providers
Monticello92.6%10 providers
Montrose83.0%13 providers
Moorhead98.2%11 providers
Moose Lake80.7%8 providers
Mora65.4%10 providers
Morris97.2%13 providers
Mound99.5%11 providers
New London65.5%14 providers
New Prague94.6%14 providers
New Ulm95.9%12 providers
Nisswa95.4%10 providers
North Branch73.7%13 providers
Northfield94.2%19 providers
Onamia33.2%10 providers
Osakis64.1%9 providers
Osseo99.5%17 providers
Owatonna91.1%15 providers
Park Rapids97.6%10 providers
Paynesville73.4%13 providers
Pelican Rapids67.2%7 providers
Pequot Lakes90.7%10 providers
Perham96.3%7 providers
Pierz43.2%12 providers
Pine City51.0%9 providers
Pine Island51.4%14 providers
Pine River68.1%8 providers
Pipestone75.7%11 providers
Plainview79.1%11 providers
Princeton67.1%12 providers
Prior Lake97.3%12 providers
Red Wing94.8%20 providers
Redwood Falls88.7%11 providers
Rice82.7%12 providers
Richmond52.6%11 providers
Rochester98.7%22 providers
Rockford95.7%14 providers
Rogers96.9%11 providers
Roseau67.1%9 providers
Rosemount97.6%14 providers
Rush City66.4%12 providers
Saint Bonifacius99.6%10 providers
Saint Charles79.9%10 providers
Saint Cloud96.2%19 providers
Saint Francis93.4%11 providers
Saint James78.7%12 providers
Saint Joseph85.5%14 providers
Saint Michael96.4%10 providers
Saint Paul99.5%30 providers
Saint Paul Park98.5%10 providers
Saint Peter84.2%11 providers
Sandstone66.5%11 providers
Sartell99.3%14 providers
Sauk Centre77.2%9 providers
Sauk Rapids91.9%14 providers
Savage99.8%14 providers
Shakopee98.6%18 providers
Sleepy Eye92.6%9 providers
South Saint Paul99.8%14 providers
Spicer92.7%15 providers
Spring Valley61.9%15 providers
Stacy79.0%11 providers
Staples70.5%13 providers
Stewartville82.2%14 providers
Stillwater96.7%14 providers
Thief River Falls89.2%9 providers
Two Harbors94.1%11 providers
Victoria99.3%14 providers
Virginia96.6%13 providers
Wabasha94.5%10 providers
Waconia96.7%13 providers
Wadena81.9%12 providers
Waite Park99.1%16 providers
Warroad74.2%7 providers
Waseca75.7%13 providers
Watertown81.4%12 providers
Wayzata99.9%20 providers
Willmar96.6%17 providers
Windom88.6%14 providers
Winona95.0%12 providers
Worthington91.3%14 providers
Wyoming97.8%14 providers
Zimmerman88.8%10 providers
Zumbrota76.8%14 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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