Internet Service Providers in Cottonwood, Minnesota
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Residential Internet Statistics for Cottonwood, MN
|Wired Internet Providers:||2|
|Average Speed Test Result:||7.33 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||940 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||32.98%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Cottonwood, Minnesota
Internet Access in Cottonwood, Minnesota
Cottonwood currently features two widely available Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network offers speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage in near one hundred percent of the local area. HughesNet sells Satellite. Their Internet services have coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area and reported speeds up to 25 Mbps.
Broadband competition for residents of the Cottonwood area is strong. The majority of households have 5 Internet providers to choose from. Internet access isn't spread out fairly, however — as a notable 38.48 percent of addresses in the area still have only one option for broadband services.
Cable providers like Spectrum and DSL providers like Frontier Communications make up the primary broadband network types with availability in Cottonwood.
Frontier Communications is another commonly available Internet option for Cottonwood, offering DSL connections in 81 percent of the area. MVTV Wireless is another alternative wireless service for virtually one hundred percent of the local area, although it has to have roof access or proximity to a MVTV Wireless tower or access point.
The coverage data here comes from FCC provider-reported data. ISPs in Cottonwood are required to submit deployment data biannually. By leveraging our relationships with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to validate this data in comparison to privatized data including lit addresses reported via providers directly. The speed averages shown below are calculated based on browser-based speed tests originating in the Cottonwood area from M-Labs, a tool integrated with Google as well as BroadbandNow.
Internet Statistics 2021
38.5% of consumers in Cottonwood700 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 Cottonwood, Minnesota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Frontier Communications||115 Mbps||DSL||1m 11s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Cottonwood, Minnesota
- Frontier - 81.2% Availability in Cottonwood - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Spectrum - 66.9% Availability in Cottonwood - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Cottonwood - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Cottonwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Cottonwood
|MVTV Wireless||Fixed Wireless||100%||50 Mbps|
|Arvig||Fixed Wireless||95.2%+||10 Mbps|
|LTD Broadband||Fixed Wireless||86.0%+||100 Mbps|
|NetPoint||Fixed Wireless||84.6%+||8 Mbps|
|Frontier Communications||DSL||81.2%+||115 Mbps|
|Advantenon||Fixed Wireless||79.9%+||100 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|MVTV Wireless||Fixed Wireless||100%||50 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||100%||115 Mbps|
|Advantenon||Fixed Wireless||72.9%+||250 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||9.5%+||940 Mbps|
Compare Cottonwood to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Cottonwood||7.3 Mbps||9||$0.74 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +341.8 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.46 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +99.8 Mbps )||18 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +92.4 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +104.4 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +108 Mbps )||9||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|