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

29.8

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.Wayzata79.0 MBPS20 Providers
2.Stillwater75.3 MBPS13 Providers
3.Minnetonka69.5 MBPS17 Providers
4.Chanhassen66.8 MBPS19 Providers
5.Cottage Grove62.2 MBPS14 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Minnesota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast41.3 MBPS
Charter Spectrum29.6 MBPS
CenturyLink14.3 MBPS
Nextera Communications10.2 MBPS
TDS Telecom9.6 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 260 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
Andover99.8%15 providers
Anoka96.1%17 providers
Bemidji100.0%9 providers
Burnsville98.7%25 providers
Cottage Grove98.9%14 providers
Duluth93.0%22 providers
Eden Prairie100.0%27 providers
Elk River91.8%17 providers
Farmington94.4%13 providers
Hopkins99.7%23 providers
Inver Grove Heights99.9%19 providers
Lakeville95.6%16 providers
Mankato93.5%13 providers
Minneapolis99.3%34 providers
Moorhead94.9%10 providers
Osseo98.8%18 providers
Rochester98.6%23 providers
Saint Cloud95.5%18 providers
Saint Paul99.4%32 providers
Shakopee98.0%18 providers
Stillwater96.3%13 providers
Winona95.0%11 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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