Internet Providers in Bemidji, Minnesota

Most Popular Internet Providers in Bemidji, Minnesota:

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  • 1. 1. CenturyLink
    79% Available
    79%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 3. 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Paul Bunyan Telephone
    98.2% Available
    98.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6000 Mbps
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    6000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-6000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Price Range: $60 - $300
    • Contracts: 6 Months - 6 Months required
  • 5. 5. Midco
    76.8% Available
    76.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 5 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Midco
    59.7% Available
    59.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    5000 Mbps
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    5000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-5000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $499.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
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    1.5 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    99.9% Available
    99.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    98.6% Available
    98.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Bemidji, Minnesota

3-4 Internet Service Providers, or "ISPs." are available for the average Bemidji resident. This is actually a good amount of competition in comparison to similar-sized cities in Minnesota. Competition between two or more broadband providers in a city often results in lower pricing.

Paul Bunyan Telephone and CenturyLink can also provide coverage in Bemidji, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

The plans listed above are manually gathered through our data analysis team.

In summary, Bemidji's Internet infrastructure follows a common pattern in Minnesota cities: strong access to cable and DSL, with the catch that most houses or apartments are stuck with a single company for setting up either service. This pattern results from the fact that Broadband Internet providers started as cable television and landline telephone corporations. So, they already own pre-existing wired networks to deliver broadband bundles. Fiber is growing as an alternative. While not all "Fiber" plans are 100% "Fiber to the Home" connections, 98.22 percent of Bemidji has coverage by fiber stretching at least as far as the building property.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Bemidji with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Bemidji is the 265th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Shevlin, Blackduck, Laporte, and Bagley, but behind Cass Lake.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Bemidji: Turtle River
  • The fastest zip code in Bemidji for July 2021 is 56601. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Bemidji, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Paul Bunyan Telephone 6,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 1s 98.2%
Midco 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 76.8%
Midco 5,000 Mbps Fiber 1s 59.7%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 79.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bemidji

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Bemidji is the 265th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Shevlin, Blackduck, Laporte, and Bagley, but behind Cass Lake.

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

Approximately 200 people in Beltrami 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: 98% of people living in Bemidji 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.

Approximately 97% of Bemidji 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, 56601 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bemidji.

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

In Beltrami County, approximately 300 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.

Broadband Access for Education in Bemidji

Bemidji State University and Oak Hills Christian College are the biggest universities in Bemidji. For the 5,127 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for accessing online course materials and conducting research. Students living surrounding Bemidji State University and Oak Hills Christian College are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip where both campuses are located show an average speed of 67.21 Mbps. Average speeds can be different since they reflect household network issues, and the real speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30percent below the advertised speeds here. FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to better internet service access for college and high school students. There is a recognized correlation between increased high-speed internet service access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Cap Issues Around Bemidji

Data from our researchers suggests that common providers in the area use data caps on home broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Internet access in Bemidji neighborhoods

We've gathered data on Internet availability for all these neighborhoods within Bemidji: Turtle River.

Compare Bemidji to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bemidji 66.1 Mbps 8 $0.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +468.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +82.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +94.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +103.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +96 Mbps ) 8 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )