Internet Providers in Dent, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dent, MN
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 13
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $80.06

Internet Access in Dent, Minnesota

The average census block area in Dent has access to, on average, 2.07 companies. Practically speaking, this means that most households in the area have at least 2 choices so far as Internet, and residents can change services if they are dissatisfied with a company.

The data on this page comes from provider coverage reports. Coverage data is confirmed with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to create more detailed results than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year.

Taking a look at network technologies available across the area, the most frequently available wired broadband connection options are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (94.68 percent coverage). DSL service is transmitted by phone lines up on utility poles, and is sold by companies such as Arvig that have existing phone networks. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper makeup seen in phone lines outputs slightly less bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and fiber.

Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Dent residents. near one hundred percent of Dent census blocks can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing practically one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Dent is 25 Mbps.

Besides the Internet options listed above, Arvig is another option to consider. They have coverage in 94 percent of Dent. Wireless providers such as A Better Wireless and satellite Internet companies including are worth looking at, but the main wired providers are usually a better value when it comes to speed.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Dent, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Arvig 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Arvig 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Park Region Mutual Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Arvig 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Park Region Mutual Telephone Company 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dent, Minnesota

  • Arvig - DSL - 94.7% Availability in Dent - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Arvig - Cable - 61.4% Availability in Dent - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Park Region Mutual Telephone Company - DSL - 9.7% Availability in Dent - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Arvig - Fiber - 8.7% Availability in Dent - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Park Region Mutual Telephone Company - Fiber - 1.7% Availability in Dent - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dent - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dent - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dent

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Dent is the 457th most connected city in Minnesota behind Perham, Ottertail, New York Mills, Frazee, and Pelican Rapids.

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

Approximately 300 people in Otter Tail 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: 10% of people living in Dent 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 74% of Dent 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 Otter Tail 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.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Dent

Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dent

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Arvig DSL 94.7%+ 60 Mbps
Arvig Cable 61.4%+ 100 Mbps
A Better Wireless Fixed Wireless 31.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Park Region Mutual Telephone Company DSL 9.7%+ 25 Mbps
Arvig Fiber 8.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Park Region Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 1.7%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Arvig Fiber 15.2%+ 1,000 Mbps