Minnesota Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Minnesota Internet Facts in 2022

  • Minnesota currently ranks 19th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Minnesota residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly seven in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that six in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,869 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

Minnesota, with 91% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranked 28th (tying with Colorado, Michigan, and Texas) among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Clearwater 99.85%
Rock 99.74%
Hennepin 99.61%
Big Stone 99.56%
Ramsey 99.55%
Lincoln 99.46%
Swift 99.36%
Hubbard 99.02%
Cook 98.98%
Anoka 98.87%
Lowest
Kanabec 32.74%
Faribault 53.34%
Traverse 55.34%
Isanti 59.55%
Pine 60.09%
McLeod 60.25%
Kittson 62.35%
Murray 63.90%
Fillmore 66.15%
Meeker 67.37%

In Minnesota, 72.4% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 25th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Minnesota

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 88%
  • Without: 12%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 88%
  • Cellular data only: 11%
  • Satellite: 6%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 3%
  • 18-64: 5%
  • 65+ adults: 7%

  • <$20,000: 35%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 15%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 9%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 14%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Mixed race: 5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6%
  • White: 4%

  • Employed: 4%
  • Unemployed: 6%

  • Less than high school: 9%
  • Some college or associate degree: 6%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%

Internet Speed in Top Minnesota Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Minneapolis 166.0 MBPS 40 Providers
Saint Paul 175.4 MBPS 32 Providers
Rochester 105.7 MBPS 22 Providers
Duluth 77.4 MBPS 23 Providers
Saint Cloud 187.4 MBPS 19 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Minnesota

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 189.0 MBPS
Spectrum 119.6 MBPS
CenturyLink 95.6 MBPS
Nextera Communications 34.7 MBPS
Frontier 14.5 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Aitkin 89.0%
Anoka 99.2%
Becker 99.3%
Beltrami 99.4%
Benton 95.0%
Big Stone 99.9%
Blue Earth 80.5%
Brown 78.8%
Carlton 86.5%
Carver 94.2%
Cass 96.6%
Chippewa 85.1%
Chisago 95.8%
Clay 97.4%
Clearwater 100.0%
Cook 99.0%
Cottonwood 80.0%
Crow Wing 97.4%
Dakota 98.6%
Dodge 86.7%
Douglas 97.5%
Faribault 83.0%
Fillmore 72.9%
Freeborn 88.6%
Goodhue 83.0%
Grant 97.5%
Hennepin 99.7%
Houston 89.9%
Hubbard 99.9%
Isanti 90.2%
Itasca 98.3%
Jackson 75.6%
Kanabec 78.3%
Kandiyohi 91.9%
Kittson 75.2%
Koochiching 90.0%
Lac qui Parle 97.0%
Lake 91.5%
Lake of the Woods 90.5%
Le Sueur 85.7%
Lincoln 99.7%
Lyon 86.2%
McLeod 78.3%
Mahnomen 96.4%
Marshall 84.5%
Martin 87.5%
Meeker 82.4%
Mille Lacs 93.1%
Morrison 86.4%
Mower 90.3%
Murray 70.5%
Nicollet 78.7%
Nobles 85.8%
Norman 100.0%
Olmsted 98.8%
Otter Tail 96.9%
Pennington 99.3%
Pine 80.0%
Pipestone 86.9%
Polk 93.5%
Pope 90.4%
Ramsey 99.6%
Red Lake 100.0%
Redwood 83.4%
Renville 76.0%
Rice 94.3%
Rock 99.7%
Roseau 93.8%
St. Louis 93.9%
Scott 95.7%
Sherburne 99.0%
Sibley 78.3%
Stearns 95.8%
Steele 85.6%
Stevens 99.3%
Swift 99.4%
Todd 87.6%
Traverse 69.1%
Wabasha 90.7%
Wadena 98.2%
Waseca 75.8%
Washington 99.0%
Watonwan 81.7%
Wilkin 89.1%
Winona 92.8%
Wright 96.1%
Yellow Medicine 75.5%

Internet Providers By City in Minnesota

Aitkin 91.6% 16 providers
Albany 98.6% 14 providers
Albert Lea 96.0% 15 providers
Albertville 100.0% 12 providers
Alexandria 98.3% 14 providers
Andover 99.7% 14 providers
Annandale 94.5% 13 providers
Anoka 98.6% 14 providers
Austin 94.4% 13 providers
Avon 95.8% 13 providers
Bagley 100.0% 13 providers
Barnesville 99.4% 12 providers
Baxter 99.8% 11 providers
Becker 99.2% 12 providers
Belle Plaine 91.8% 14 providers
Bemidji 99.9% 11 providers
Benson 98.8% 16 providers
Bethel 93.8% 14 providers
Big Lake 99.5% 12 providers
Blooming Prairie 79.3% 14 providers
Blue Earth 87.4% 11 providers
Bovey 97.1% 13 providers
Braham 85.1% 10 providers
Brainerd 98.4% 13 providers
Breckenridge 92.5% 13 providers
Buffalo 97.0% 14 providers
Burnsville 98.8% 25 providers
Byron 100.0% 17 providers
Caledonia 77.0% 10 providers
Cambridge 94.2% 12 providers
Cannon Falls 90.9% 16 providers
Cass Lake 94.5% 13 providers
Cedar 97.3% 15 providers
Champlin 99.7% 15 providers
Chanhassen 99.9% 16 providers
Chaska 96.5% 17 providers
Chatfield 71.0% 14 providers
Chisago City 97.5% 12 providers
Chisholm 97.3% 15 providers
Circle Pines 99.9% 14 providers
Clear Lake 96.1% 12 providers
Clearwater 89.4% 14 providers
Cloquet 86.7% 13 providers
Cokato 93.3% 14 providers
Cold Spring 97.5% 15 providers
Cottage Grove 99.1% 13 providers
Crookston 94.2% 13 providers
Dassel 88.7% 18 providers
Deer River 99.1% 12 providers
Delano 88.5% 14 providers
Detroit Lakes 99.3% 11 providers
Dodge Center 83.9% 16 providers
Duluth 98.1% 23 providers
East Grand Forks 94.3% 11 providers
Eden Prairie 100.0% 27 providers
Elk River 99.2% 16 providers
Elko New Market 89.6% 14 providers
Ely 80.2% 14 providers
Esko 89.0% 15 providers
Eveleth 94.3% 12 providers
Excelsior 99.8% 14 providers
Fairmont 96.5% 12 providers
Faribault 94.1% 16 providers
Farmington 95.6% 17 providers
Fergus Falls 97.2% 15 providers
Foley 85.3% 14 providers
Forest Lake 98.9% 12 providers
Frazee 98.9% 11 providers
Glencoe 66.5% 15 providers
Glenwood 89.7% 16 providers
Grand Rapids 99.9% 13 providers
Granite Falls 84.2% 18 providers
Hamel 96.1% 11 providers
Hastings 97.0% 17 providers
Hawley 91.0% 15 providers
Hibbing 95.6% 15 providers
Hinckley 79.6% 11 providers
Hopkins 99.8% 24 providers
Howard Lake 91.7% 15 providers
Hugo 98.5% 13 providers
Hutchinson 80.7% 14 providers
International Falls 94.1% 12 providers
Inver Grove Heights 99.9% 18 providers
Isanti 91.7% 11 providers
Jackson 80.1% 16 providers
Janesville 71.9% 13 providers
Jordan 81.5% 15 providers
Kasson 98.6% 15 providers
La Crescent 96.1% 10 providers
Lake City 93.5% 12 providers
Lake Crystal 66.2% 13 providers
Lake Elmo 99.6% 14 providers
Lakeville 95.1% 17 providers
Le Center 91.3% 15 providers
Le Sueur 78.2% 15 providers
Lindstrom 97.3% 10 providers
Litchfield 86.3% 15 providers
Little Falls 86.3% 17 providers
Long Lake 100.0% 12 providers
Long Prairie 76.8% 13 providers
Lonsdale 99.7% 13 providers
Luverne 99.6% 12 providers
Mankato 93.8% 17 providers
Maple Lake 96.7% 13 providers
Maple Plain 90.9% 15 providers
Marshall 90.1% 16 providers
Melrose 96.7% 13 providers
Menahga 100.0% 11 providers
Milaca 91.3% 13 providers
Minneapolis 99.8% 40 providers
Minnetonka 99.9% 16 providers
Montevideo 83.7% 19 providers
Montgomery 95.3% 15 providers
Monticello 96.5% 13 providers
Montrose 89.3% 12 providers
Moorhead 98.1% 15 providers
Moose Lake 85.6% 12 providers
Mora 88.7% 10 providers
Morris 100.0% 15 providers
Mound 99.0% 14 providers
New London 89.8% 15 providers
New Prague 98.5% 14 providers
New Ulm 80.8% 13 providers
Nisswa 97.6% 12 providers
North Branch 94.9% 14 providers
Northfield 96.4% 21 providers
Onamia 93.8% 12 providers
Osakis 97.7% 15 providers
Osseo 99.6% 15 providers
Owatonna 89.9% 15 providers
Park Rapids 99.9% 14 providers
Paynesville 91.8% 16 providers
Pelican Rapids 100.0% 10 providers
Pequot Lakes 99.3% 14 providers
Perham 100.0% 10 providers
Pierz 89.7% 13 providers
Pine City 78.7% 12 providers
Pine Island 92.4% 17 providers
Pine River 97.7% 11 providers
Pipestone 85.0% 16 providers
Plainview 92.2% 13 providers
Princeton 93.3% 13 providers
Prior Lake 97.7% 17 providers
Red Wing 93.1% 18 providers
Redwood Falls 94.0% 13 providers
Rice 98.5% 15 providers
Richmond 97.4% 15 providers
Rochester 100.0% 22 providers
Rockford 99.8% 17 providers
Rogers 99.0% 13 providers
Roseau 96.2% 11 providers
Rosemount 99.3% 16 providers
Rush City 86.1% 13 providers
Saginaw 83.4% 15 providers
Saint Bonifacius 99.0% 12 providers
Saint Charles 84.7% 12 providers
Saint Cloud 99.3% 19 providers
Saint Francis 99.5% 12 providers
Saint James 85.1% 14 providers
Saint Joseph 96.8% 14 providers
Saint Michael 99.0% 11 providers
Saint Paul 99.6% 32 providers
Saint Paul Park 98.4% 12 providers
Saint Peter 76.0% 12 providers
Sandstone 87.6% 14 providers
Sartell 99.4% 14 providers
Sauk Centre 87.3% 12 providers
Sauk Rapids 99.0% 15 providers
Savage 99.9% 18 providers
Shakopee 99.2% 20 providers
Sleepy Eye 68.7% 11 providers
South Saint Paul 99.9% 15 providers
Spicer 97.3% 18 providers
Spring Valley 82.4% 17 providers
Stacy 95.2% 12 providers
Staples 95.0% 15 providers
Stewartville 97.1% 15 providers
Stillwater 98.0% 15 providers
Thief River Falls 99.0% 11 providers
Two Harbors 94.9% 12 providers
Victoria 99.0% 14 providers
Virginia 96.1% 15 providers
Wabasha 94.6% 13 providers
Waconia 96.7% 16 providers
Wadena 99.9% 15 providers
Waite Park 99.7% 17 providers
Warroad 97.0% 10 providers
Waseca 74.6% 14 providers
Watertown 91.2% 12 providers
Wayzata 99.9% 19 providers
Wells 82.5% 13 providers
Willmar 98.2% 16 providers
Windom 89.5% 15 providers
Winona 96.8% 14 providers
Worthington 93.7% 18 providers
Wyoming 99.4% 14 providers
Zimmerman 98.5% 11 providers
Zumbrota 96.5% 15 providers