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Internet Providers in Bird Island, Minnesota
Residential Internet Statistics for Bird Island, MN
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$67.05|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Bird Island, Minnesota:
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Internet Access in Bird Island, Minnesota
Consumers will find 17 Internet providers operating in Bird Island. 3 of these are mobile providers, and 13 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
Competition between broadband providers in Bird Island is strong. Most homes have 7 Internet service providers available in their area. Internet access isn't distributed equally, however — as a notable 31.07 percent of area residents still have only one option.
When considering the Internet network technologies around Bird Island, there are currently two systems: cable (providers such as Mediacom Cable) and DSL (think CenturyLink).
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Bird Island.
Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and private data collected from ISPs, or via private sources. Averaged statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data comes primarily via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow research team has manually collected package pricing on 312 broadband packages in the Bird Island market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
31.1% of consumers in Bird Island400 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 Bird Island, Minnesota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||68.5%|
|RS Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||2.3%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||73.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Minnesota Valley Telephone Company||8 Mbps||DSL||17m 4s||1.9%|
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Around Bird Island
Data from our research team suggests that top ISPs place a limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since consumers see them as a tactic to limit streaming services, while providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Bird Island to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bird Island||8 Mbps||14||$0.49 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +526.4 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +140.8 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +152.6 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +161.5 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +154.1 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|