Internet Providers in Carlos, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Carlos, MN
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $71.82

Internet Access in Carlos, Minnesota

The Carlos area has two main providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability in virtually one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite. Their Internet plans have coverage in practically one hundred percent of Carlos and advertise download speeds of 25 Mbps.

The level of competition between broadband providers available for Carlos is relatively high, with the average home having 3-4 providers available in their area. Access isn't distributed fairly, however — a surprising 75.7 percent of the population are limited to one option.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only tallied up twice annually and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.

CenturyLink is another common broadband option in Carlos. They offer mainly DSL and Fiber connections available to 96 percent of the area. Gardonville Telephone offers an alternative wireless service to virtually one hundred percent of Carlos. Keep in mind that this option needs roof access and line of site with a Gardonville Telephone access point.

In summary, DSL and Fiber and Satellite are the most prevalent types of Internet service around Carlos. and public speed test data seen below illustrate how the actual speed test statistics vary when comparing specific neighborhoods and ISPs in the area.

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 Carlos, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Arvig 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 9.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 12.9%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 97.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Carlos

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Carlos is the 391st most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Browerville, Long Prairie, and Parkers Prairie, but behind Alexandria and Osakis.

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

Approximately 300 people in Douglas 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: 6% of people living in Carlos 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 24% of Carlos 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.

In Douglas County, approximately 4,000 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 Carlos to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Carlos 11.8 Mbps 10 $0.61 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +522.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +137 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +148.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +157.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +150.3 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )