Internet Providers in Balaton, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Balaton, MN
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $131.62

Internet Access in Balaton, Minnesota

As it stands, DSL is the only high-speed wired network type that has widespread coverage for residents of Balaton. As of our latest data pull, it can be accessed by approximately 76.28 percent of the local population. DSL Internet service is delivered viatraditional landline phone wires. This is why DSL almost always comes from telephone companies like Frontier Communications.

The broadband coverage information on this page is sourced via FCC coverage reports, and is against private data sources to output more granular resources than governmental websites. Address-level data is currently only available for select telecom companies. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points every year. We've catalogued 156 Balaton Internet plans from 2014 to the present. There are 33 Internet or bundled packages currently active.

Frontier Communications is an alternative to the primary providers. They offer a top download speed of 24 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only option for Internet access for residents of Balaton. fixed wireless providers like MVTV Wireless can achieve 50 Mbps or more using wireless hardware.

The average Balaton home has 3-4 companies serving their address. Still, 96.71 percent of Balaton residents are limited to one choice for Internet.

According to the latest FCC filings, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable telecoms in Balaton as measured by coverage area. The more common providers often overlap around Balaton.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Balaton with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Balaton is the 266th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Tyler and Minneota, but behind Marshall, Tracy, and Slayton.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Balaton, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Woodstock Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 16.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 76.3%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Balaton

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Balaton is the 266th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Tyler and Minneota, but behind Marshall, Tracy, and Slayton.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Lyon 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.

Fiber Availability: 16% of people living in Balaton have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Lyon 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 and Video Streaming in Balaton

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the top providers in Balaton use data caps for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue lately because subscribers view them as a tactic to stop video streaming. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Balaton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Balaton 24.6 Mbps 7 $3.66 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +509.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +124.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +136 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +144.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +137.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Balaton

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