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Internet Providers in Carver, Minnesota
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Internet Access in Carver, Minnesota
Viasat Internet 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 3 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 376 Internet plans and bundles in the Carver market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
17.1% of consumers in Carver800 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||81.4%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||96.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||3.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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 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.
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.