Internet Providers in Atwater, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Atwater, MN
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $53.32

Internet Access in Atwater, Minnesota

Atwater offers 11 residential Internet providers, or 14 when including business and mobile operators. There are 6 broadband choices like cable and DSL.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Atwater.

The broadband plans listed on this page are collected by hand through our data team. We have gathered 273 plans in Atwater since 2014.

There is above-average choice between Internet providers within Atwater, but 1,000 people in the area still don't have access to more than one provider. This means that if they aren't satisfied with the quality of service, they are forced to use a poor quality wireless option. Luckily, this isn't the norm in Atwater. The average household has 5 Internet options.

In summary, the most widely available broadband choices in Atwater are DSL and Satellite. The mapping and download speed test data below show how the actual speed test statistics differ when comparing specific zip codes and ISPs in Atwater.

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 Atwater, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
TDS Telecom 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Atwater, Minnesota

  • Frontier - DSL - 86.6% Availability in Atwater - Call For Speed Availability
  • Mediacom - Cable - 48.3% Availability in Atwater - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 3.5% Availability in Atwater - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • TDS - DSL - 1.8% Availability in Atwater - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Atwater - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Atwater - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

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Atwater is the 327th most connected city in Minnesota behind Litchfield, Willmar, New London, Spicer, and Grove City.

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

Approximately 900 people in Kandiyohi 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 47% of Atwater 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.

In Kandiyohi County, approximately 7,000 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 on Atwater Internet Plans

Internet providers have moved to impose "data caps" to their residential broadband plans recently. This trend holds true in Atwater, with Internet companies like Mediacom featuring plans with data caps. This might not really matter for most residents, but it might affect households that upload a large amount of high-def video. Caps on cable packages tend to be in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte, which is an issue for less than 1% of customers. Mediacom Cable customers in Atwater are advised to confirm data caps when signing up.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Atwater

Provider Type Coverage Speed
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Xtratyme Technologies Fixed Wireless 96.8%+ 10 Mbps
Cloudnet Inc. Fixed Wireless 89.3%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 86.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 74.8%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 48.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
LightBeam Internet Fixed Wireless 5.4%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 3.5%+ 100 Mbps
TDS Telecom DSL 1.8%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Cloudnet Inc. Fixed Wireless 92.9%+ 50 Mbps
LightBeam Internet Fixed Wireless 20.7%+ 50 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 3.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Atwater to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Atwater 9.9 Mbps 11 $0.74 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +405.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +106.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +117.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +117.7 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )