Internet Providers in Carver, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Carver, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 129.75 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 12.39%

Internet Access in Carver, Minnesota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Carver. HughesNet is also widely available.

There's a strong level of competition between providers in Carver, but 800 people in the area still don't have access to multiple providers. If these residents aren't pleased by their provider, they are forced to compromise for a lower-grade wireless backup. However, this issue isn't widespread in Carver — the majority of households have 4 choices for broadband-grade Internet service.

Cable and DSL are the primary network options in the Carver metro area, frequently overlapping and generally competing on service quality. Cable performance tends to be better and more robust, but the overall speeds found with either Internet technology system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies depending on the network quality in a given area.

CenturyLink and XFINITY from Comcast can also provide coverage in Carver, with overlap in some parts of town.

The broadband coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on public governmental data from the FCC and private data we collect from ISPs. Statistics about speed data is sourced via M-Labs, which is a speed test utility integrated into BroadbandNow and Google search results. Our market research team has hand-validated price on 347 Internet plans and bundles in the Carver market to date.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 Carver, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Carver, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - 92.5% Availability in Carver - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 81.4% Availability in Carver - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 3.4% Availability in Carver - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Carver - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Carver - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Carver

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Carver is the 354th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Jordan, but behind Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, and Chaska.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Carver 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: 24% of people living in Carver 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 83% of Carver 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 Carver County, approximately 9,000 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.

Data Cap Issues Around Carver

Data from our market research team shows that some of the top ISPs in the area place a limit on data use for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since customers view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which can use 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Carver

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 92.5%+ 940 Mbps
Xtratyme Technologies Fixed Wireless 92.7%+ 10 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 87.5%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 81.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nextera Communications Fixed Wireless 12.4%+ 50 Mbps
Broadband Corp Fixed Wireless 6.4%+ 150 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 3.4%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 30.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 26.2%+ 115 Mbps

Compare Carver to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Carver 129.8 Mbps 10 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +219.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -22.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -30.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -18.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -14.5 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Carver

CenturyLink upgraded area to fiber

I have 40Mbps service in Benson and I love it. Always consistent speeds and very good for first-person shooters. Very low latency and great speeds.