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%

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

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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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

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Arlington

Arlington Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Arlington is the 251st most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Norwood Young America, Glencoe, and Henderson, but behind Le Sueur and Gaylord.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Sibley County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 67% of Arlington residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 55307 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Arlington.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Sibley County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
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
CenturyLink DSL 3.7%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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 )