Internet Providers in Bigfork, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bigfork, MN
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 6,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $103.5

Internet Access in Bigfork, Minnesota

FCC datasets are the backbone for the coverage information presented on this page. Since launching in 2014, we've processed 2,047 rows of FCC and privatized data about broadband availability within Bigfork, Minnesota. We have a lack of meaningful speed test data on the Bigfork area. Data is limited to 177 records in the last 12 months. Residents should note the official download speeds listed above.

DSL broadband from telephone providers is widely available compared to other types of wired broadband within Bigfork since it relies on landline phone cable to send data. Therefore, since most local addresses are already serviceable for landline phone wiring, it's no suprise that Bigfork has 98.87 percent DSL availability.

Looking at less fortunate neighborhoods in Bigfork, our coverage data shows that as many as 1,000 people are left with one (or zero) choices for wired Internet.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

While the main providers are Viasat and HughesNet, Arvig is also in Bigfork with DSL and Fiber service in 89 percent of census blocks and a maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Plans from companies such as Access Broadband connect their customers to as much as 10 Mbps via wireless links. There are also 3 providers offering enterprise service like T1 and MPLS. See the map below to compare how many options are available on a granular level.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Bigfork with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Bigfork is the 648th most connected city in Minnesota behind Bovey, Grand Rapids, Cohasset, Nashwauk, and Deer River.
  • The fastest zip code in Bigfork for July 2021 is 56628. (see all below).

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 Bigfork, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Arvig 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 89.2%
Paul Bunyan Telephone 6,000 Mbps Fiber 1s 12.8%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 11.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bigfork

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Bigfork is the 648th most connected city in Minnesota behind Bovey, Grand Rapids, Cohasset, Nashwauk, and Deer River.

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

Approximately 700 people in Itasca 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: 28% of people living in Bigfork 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 28% of Bigfork 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, 56628 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bigfork.

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

In Itasca County, approximately 3,000 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.

Compare Bigfork to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bigfork 63.5 Mbps 7 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +470.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +85.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +106 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +98.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )