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
17%
17% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

43.4

24th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

91.5%

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

87.9%

of Minnesotans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

30.4%

of Minnesotans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

97.4%

of Minnesotans have access to wireline service.

21.7%

of Minnesotans have access to fiber-optic service.

83.0%

of Minnesotans have access to cable service.

89.5%

of Minnesotans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Minnesotans have access to mobile broadband service.

82.2%

of Minnesotans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Minnesota

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Fort Ripley426.4 MBPS9 Providers
2.Lake Elmo120.6 MBPS11 Providers
3.Lucan98.8 MBPS9 Providers
4.Wayzata96.6 MBPS19 Providers
5.Stillwater94.6 MBPS14 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Minnesota

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast62.0 MBPS
Charter Spectrum45.6 MBPS
CenturyLink24.3 MBPS
Nextera Communications14.0 MBPS
TDS Telecom14.0 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 95.4% of Minnesotans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 263 internet providers in Minnesota.
  • There are 463,000 people in Minnesota without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 796,000 people in Minnesota that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 141,000 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
Aitkin73.6%14 providers
Albany95.4%14 providers
Albert Lea97.1%16 providers
Albertville100.0%11 providers
Alexandria83.7%10 providers
Andover99.7%14 providers
Annandale80.6%11 providers
Anoka97.7%14 providers
Austin92.4%13 providers
Avon80.0%12 providers
Bagley100.0%10 providers
Baxter99.3%12 providers
Becker76.3%9 providers
Belle Plaine83.1%12 providers
Bemidji100.0%8 providers
Benson91.4%12 providers
Bethel90.1%12 providers
Big Lake94.4%10 providers
Blue Earth83.8%8 providers
Bovey82.8%10 providers
Braham81.7%9 providers
Brainerd97.4%13 providers
Breckenridge85.9%9 providers
Buffalo88.4%12 providers
Burnsville98.8%22 providers
Byron76.7%17 providers
Caledonia68.5%8 providers
Cambridge73.3%11 providers
Cannon Falls87.0%15 providers
Carver88.4%13 providers
Cass Lake93.8%10 providers
Cedar97.2%13 providers
Champlin100.0%15 providers
Chanhassen99.2%17 providers
Chaska95.1%17 providers
Chatfield69.9%12 providers
Chisago City86.0%11 providers
Chisholm97.5%9 providers
Circle Pines99.9%14 providers
Clear Lake53.2%11 providers
Clearwater40.8%11 providers
Cloquet91.3%10 providers
Cokato83.7%13 providers
Cold Spring87.1%14 providers
Cottage Grove99.0%14 providers
Crookston92.4%10 providers
Dassel79.2%14 providers
Deer River94.0%9 providers
Delano80.2%13 providers
Detroit Lakes95.7%7 providers
Dilworth99.2%11 providers
Dodge Center72.0%14 providers
Duluth94.0%21 providers
East Grand Forks94.1%9 providers
Eden Prairie100.0%26 providers
Elk River96.3%13 providers
Elko New Market85.3%13 providers
Ely62.8%8 providers
Esko91.0%10 providers
Eveleth92.3%9 providers
Excelsior99.7%16 providers
Fairmont84.7%9 providers
Faribault95.0%16 providers
Farmington94.5%13 providers
Fergus Falls96.2%14 providers
Foley74.4%12 providers
Forest Lake98.6%13 providers
Frazee80.0%8 providers
Glencoe21.0%13 providers
Glenwood71.0%12 providers
Grand Rapids97.8%10 providers
Granite Falls71.4%15 providers
Hamel95.8%14 providers
Hastings93.6%14 providers
Hawley82.9%10 providers
Hibbing93.7%9 providers
Hinckley50.3%9 providers
Hopkins99.7%21 providers
Howard Lake77.7%12 providers
Hugo97.9%11 providers
Hutchinson98.1%12 providers
International Falls85.0%9 providers
Inver Grove Heights99.8%17 providers
Isanti87.2%9 providers
Jackson79.8%16 providers
Janesville62.0%11 providers
Jordan75.6%15 providers
Kasson87.4%13 providers
La Crescent97.7%9 providers
Lake City86.4%11 providers
Lake Crystal65.7%12 providers
Lake Elmo99.6%11 providers
Lakeville95.7%15 providers
Le Center63.4%11 providers
Le Sueur80.5%15 providers
Lindstrom63.4%9 providers
Litchfield82.8%12 providers
Little Falls77.4%17 providers
Long Lake99.4%13 providers
Long Prairie70.9%10 providers
Lonsdale99.7%12 providers
Luverne99.6%11 providers
Mankato93.6%14 providers
Maple Lake81.4%11 providers
Maple Plain89.6%13 providers
Marshall90.2%13 providers
Melrose88.0%12 providers
Menahga88.1%10 providers
Milaca48.8%12 providers
Minneapolis99.3%33 providers
Minnetonka99.9%15 providers
Montevideo81.8%15 providers
Montgomery88.3%15 providers
Monticello92.6%12 providers
Montrose84.0%13 providers
Moorhead98.0%9 providers
Moose Lake82.3%8 providers
Mora89.5%10 providers
Morris99.5%13 providers
Mound99.7%11 providers
New London65.8%14 providers
New Prague96.4%12 providers
New Ulm95.9%11 providers
Nisswa95.6%11 providers
North Branch86.4%12 providers
Northfield94.4%18 providers
Onamia36.9%11 providers
Osakis66.9%9 providers
Osseo99.5%16 providers
Owatonna91.1%14 providers
Park Rapids97.6%10 providers
Paynesville76.0%13 providers
Pelican Rapids68.8%7 providers
Pequot Lakes91.1%11 providers
Perham98.0%7 providers
Pierz45.1%11 providers
Pine City51.4%9 providers
Pine Island51.4%13 providers
Pine River68.7%8 providers
Pipestone76.6%12 providers
Plainview79.6%11 providers
Princeton85.0%12 providers
Prior Lake97.0%13 providers
Red Wing94.8%20 providers
Redwood Falls89.5%12 providers
Rice85.9%13 providers
Richmond72.4%11 providers
Rochester98.7%22 providers
Rockford95.1%14 providers
Rogers97.2%11 providers
Roseau72.8%9 providers
Rosemount97.6%13 providers
Rush City67.5%11 providers
Saint Bonifacius96.5%10 providers
Saint Charles80.9%10 providers
Saint Cloud96.2%19 providers
Saint Francis98.9%11 providers
Saint James83.7%12 providers
Saint Joseph85.5%14 providers
Saint Michael98.2%10 providers
Saint Paul99.5%30 providers
Saint Paul Park98.5%10 providers
Saint Peter81.6%11 providers
Sandstone66.6%11 providers
Sartell99.3%15 providers
Sauk Centre79.6%10 providers
Sauk Rapids94.6%14 providers
Savage98.5%13 providers
Shakopee98.6%18 providers
Sleepy Eye92.8%10 providers
South Saint Paul99.8%14 providers
Spicer92.7%14 providers
Spring Valley63.5%15 providers
Stacy84.5%11 providers
Staples71.5%13 providers
Stewartville82.8%14 providers
Stillwater97.4%14 providers
Thief River Falls89.2%9 providers
Two Harbors94.5%10 providers
Victoria97.8%13 providers
Virginia96.4%12 providers
Wabasha94.5%9 providers
Waconia97.8%15 providers
Wadena89.0%11 providers
Waite Park99.5%15 providers
Warroad84.3%7 providers
Waseca76.4%13 providers
Watertown81.4%11 providers
Wayzata99.6%19 providers
Willmar97.3%17 providers
Windom88.6%14 providers
Winona95.4%12 providers
Worthington91.7%13 providers
Wyoming98.1%12 providers
Zimmerman91.8%10 providers
Zumbrota76.8%14 providers
Last Updated on 3/6/2019.

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