Internet Providers in Arlington, Minnesota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Arlington, MN
|Wired Internet Providers:||3|
|Average Speed Test Result:||9.31 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||29.32%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Arlington, Minnesota
Internet Access in Arlington, Minnesota
Information below is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider coverage reports to enhance that data on a census block level. Pricing and plan data is gathered by our data division. BroadbandNow has collected and verified 228 broadband deals in Arlington in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 804 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Frontier Communications is also a common broadband option in Arlington. They offer primarily DSL connections with coverage in 90 percent of the area. Broadband Corp offers an alternative wireless service to virtually one hundred percent of the local area, although it has to have roof access and line of site with a Broadband Corp access point.
Competition between broadband providers in the Arlington area is overall high. The average resident has 5-6 Internet providers to choose from. Internet access isn't distributed evenly, however. A notable 32.79 percent of the population still only have one or fewer options for wired broadband service.
So far as the broadband network technology options in Arlington, you essentially see two primary systems: cable and DSL (think Frontier Communications).
According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Arlington as measured by coverage. As the interactive maps below show, these ISPs frequently compete at addresses around Arlington.
- There are 13 internet providers in Arlington with 10 of those offering residential service
- Arlington is the 251st most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Norwood Young America, Glencoe, and Henderson, but behind Le Sueur and Gaylord.
- The fastest zip code in Arlington for February 2021 is 55307. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
32.8% of consumers in Arlington1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Arlington, Minnesota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|CenturyLink||60 Mbps||DSL||2m 16s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Frontier Communications||115 Mbps||DSL||1m 11s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Arlington, Minnesota
- Frontier - 90.2% Availability in Arlington - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Mediacom - 70.2% Availability in Arlington - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- CenturyLink - 3.7% Availability in Arlington - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Arlington - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Arlington - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps Around Arlington
Data collected by our researchers suggests that top ISPs in Arlington place a limit on streaming on home broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since customers view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Arlington
|Broadband Corp||Fixed Wireless||99.8%+||150 Mbps|
|Frontier Communications||DSL||90.2%+||115 Mbps|
|LTD Broadband||Fixed Wireless||89.4%+||100 Mbps|
|RS Air||Fixed Wireless||85.1%+||50 Mbps|
|Mediacom Cable||Cable||70.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Xtratyme Technologies||Fixed Wireless||67.6%+||10 Mbps|
|MVTV Wireless||Fixed Wireless||37.4%+||50 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||100%||115 Mbps|
|MVTV Wireless||Fixed Wireless||91.7%+||50 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||14.4%+||60 Mbps|
|Mediacom Business||Cable||5.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Arlington to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Arlington||9.3 Mbps||10||$1.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +339.8 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.46 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +97.8 Mbps )||18 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +90.4 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +102.4 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +106 Mbps )||9 ( -1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|