Internet Providers in Dawson, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dawson, MN
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55.91

Internet Access in Dawson, Minnesota

Dawson has a total of 9 broadband providers offering residential service. If you count business Internet, there are 12 Internet providers in the local area,. (Take note that some may be "doubles", since many incumbent providers list residential service and business services under separate branches.)

The information on this page comes via FCC filings specific to Dawson. Data is using privatized databases to create more granular listings than governmental websites. Lit address data is currently limited to select providers. Data about pricing and speed of current broadband plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area in Dawson. They are available to near one hundred percent of Dawson. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving practically one hundred percent of Dawson with Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's fastest package for Dawson is 25 Mbps.

Looking at network technology installed the area, the most frequently available physical wire Internet connection types are DSL (62.19 percent coverage) and Cable (63.98 percent coverage). Regular cable TV providers are the main source for cable Internet and Wifi service, thanks to the fact that they can re-purpose existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for Dawson residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. DSL Internet service is delivered over phone lines, and comes from companies like Frontier Communications that build or own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper construction seen in telephone wires outputs lower performance than more modern techs like cable and fiber.

In summary, the majority of Dawson households have 3 choices for their home broadband, which is higher thanaverage. Dawson is currently the 480th most connected metro area in Minnesota, measured by number of ISPs per census block. Areas the FCC considers to be "underserved" are low, and only 900 are stuck with one Internet choice. View the map on this page to explore data about Dawson and Internet availability statistics at the census block level.

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 Dawson, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
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 Dawson, Minnesota

  • Mediacom - Cable - 64.0% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 62.2% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Farmers Mutual Telephone Company - Fiber - 58.7% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 4.6% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dawson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dawson

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Dawson is the 480th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Minneota, but behind Montevideo, Madison, Canby, and Appleton.

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

Approximately 200 people in Lac qui Parle 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: 59% of people living in Dawson 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 63% of Dawson 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 Lac qui Parle County, approximately 400 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 Caps on Dawson Internet Plans

Internet companies have begun to add "data caps" onto home Internet packages in recent years. The trend holds true in the Dawson market, with ISPs like Mediacom advertising plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for most Internet subscribers, but might be an issue for users who share the WiFi or "power users" who download or upload a lot of high-def video. For context, an HD video stream consumes around three Gigabytes hourly, according to Netflix.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dawson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Info Link Wireless Fixed Wireless 92.7%+ 7 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 64.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 62.2%+ 115 Mbps
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 58.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 10.1%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 4.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 14.1%+ 115 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 1.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.1%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Dawson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dawson 52.2 Mbps 9 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +363.2 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +66.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +64 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +75.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +75.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )