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Internet Providers in Bellingham, Minnesota
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Internet Access in Bellingham, Minnesota
Bellingham residences have, on average, 2.69 providers available. This is normal, seeing as most Internet providers used to be cable television or telephone providers. Most addresses have long been wired for one of each.
The data on this page is sourced from FCC coverage reports, and is validated using privatized databases to create more granular resources than is available from the FCC directly. Address-level information is currently only available for select providers. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.
Taking a look now at network technologies installed within the area, the most common hardwired broadband Internet connection infrastructures are Satellite and Fiber, with practically one hundred percent and near one hundred percent respectively. Fiber is composed of newer, more modern Fiber-optical transmission lines made of tiny, thin glass strands that transmit Internet data using light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables in the "last mile." As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" performance.
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company is a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer near one hundred percent local availability and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet in Bellingham. fixed wireless outfits like Info Link Wireless are able to achieve 7 Mbps over wireless links.
Viasat Internet is the most frequently available provider overall, covering virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has registered availability to about practically one hundred percent of the population. The top speed advertised for Viasat is 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. In general, any speed above 10 megabits per second will be enough to stream SD videos to devices on WiFi, but may become challenging when multiple people try to use modern services like video chat, cloud apps, and etc. Refer to the coverage maps below to compare broadband options at the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Bellingham500 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 Bellingham, Minnesota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Farmers Mutual Telephone Company||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Bellingham to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bellingham||83.6 Mbps||7||$2.24 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +450.8 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +65.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +77 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +85.9 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +78.5 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|