Internet Providers in Cottonwood, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Cottonwood, MN
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $69.99

Internet Access in Cottonwood, Minnesota

Cottonwood currently features two widely available Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet 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

700 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Cottonwood, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Cottonwood, Minnesota

  • Frontier - DSL - 81.2% Availability in Cottonwood - Call For Speed Availability
  • Spectrum - Cable - 66.9% Availability in Cottonwood - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Cottonwood - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Cottonwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Cottonwood

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Cottonwood is the 297th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Minneota, but behind Marshall, Tracy, Montevideo, and Granite Falls.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Lyon 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.

Approximately 62% of Cottonwood 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 Lyon County, approximately 5,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Cottonwood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
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%+ 25 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 81.2%+ Call For Speed Availability
Advantenon Fixed Wireless 79.9%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 66.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Advantenon Fixed Wireless 72.9%+ 250 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 9.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Cottonwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Cottonwood 6.6 Mbps 9 $1.03 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +527.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +142.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +154 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +162.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +155.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )