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Internet Providers in Faribault, Minnesota
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Internet Access in Faribault, Minnesota
Data on this page is based on biannual FCC coverage reports. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to validate the data on a census block or lit address level. Plan and pricing data is collected manually by our data team. To date, we've collected and verified 390 broadband deals for Faribault since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,530 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Faribault.
Broadband competition in the Faribault area is relatively high. Most households have at least 4-5 Internet service providers available in their area. Internet access isn't distributed equally, however. A surprising 20.53 percent of the population still have only one option.
Zooming in on the network technologies in Faribault, there are essentially two systems: cable and DSL (providers like CenturyLink).
Outside of the Internet options listed above, CenturyLink provides a third option for coverage in 98 percent of the Faribault area. Wireless providers like LTD Broadband are also worth considering. However, the incumbent wired options are usually a better value when it comes to speed and pricing.
Internet Statistics 2022
20.5% of consumers in Faribault6,000 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 Faribault, Minnesota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||98.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||33.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||33.2%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||72.2%|
|Metronet||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||1.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Faribault
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.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Faribault
Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the popular providers in the area place a limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view them as a strategy to stop video streaming, while providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Faribault to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Faribault||68.6 Mbps||12||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +477 Mbps )||21 ( +9 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +92.7 Mbps )||20 ( +8 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +112.3 Mbps )||19 ( +7 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +118 Mbps )||26 ( +14 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +110.5 Mbps )||10 ( -2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|