Internet Providers in Ellsworth, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ellsworth, MN
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.19

Internet Access in Ellsworth, Minnesota

FCC Form 477 datasets are the core source for the Internet access facts highlighted here. We've analyzed 829 rows of FCC and private databases on broadband availability in Ellsworth. There is a lack of meaningful speed test data from Ellsworth — only 16 total speed test recordings over the last 12 months. For this reason you should compare the official download rates listed above.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Ellsworth.

Looking at the network technology types in Ellsworth, there are essentially two systems: cable (Vast Broadband is an example) and DSL (think Frontier Communications).

Frontier Communications is another commonly available broadband choice in Ellsworth. They offer DSL connections with coverage in 68 percent of the area. MVTV Wireless offers an alternative wireless service for virtually one hundred percent of local residents, although it needs roof access and line of site with a MVTV Wireless access point.

The majority of Ellsworth households have 3-4 choices for home Internet (precisely 3.52 in each census block), which is competitive compared to the US overall. Ellsworth is currently the 418th most connected metro area in Minnesota, measured by number of ISPs per census block. Areas the FCC would consider "underserved" are relatively low, and only 300 are stuck with one choice for Internet service. Click into the interactive map on this page to see network data about neighborhoods within Ellsworth, and see Internet availability stats at the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Ellsworth, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vast Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Premier Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Alliance Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 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 Ellsworth, Minnesota

  • Frontier - 68.3% Availability in Ellsworth - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Vast Broadband - 62.2% Availability in Ellsworth - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Alliance Communications - 17.3% Availability in Ellsworth - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Premier - 2.7% Availability in Ellsworth - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ellsworth - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ellsworth - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ellsworth

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Ellsworth is the 418th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Sibley, Rock Rapids, and George, but behind Luverne and Adrian.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Nobles 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: 20% of people living in Ellsworth 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 56% of Ellsworth 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 Nobles 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 Ellsworth

Provider Type Coverage Speed
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Lismore Cooperative Telephone Company Fixed Wireless 99.1%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 68.3%+ 115 Mbps
Vast Broadband Cable 62.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Alliance Communications Fiber 17.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Premier Communications Fiber and DSL 2.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Premier Communications Fiber 23.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Vast Broadband Fiber 0.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Ellsworth to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ellsworth 13.6 Mbps 9 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114 Mbps ) 9 $0.32 ( $0.00 )