Internet Providers in Franklin, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Franklin, MN
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $66.08

Internet Access in Franklin, Minnesota

Looking specifically at types of Internet with coverage, fiber and cable are the most commonly available options in Franklin residents. Cable Internet is marketed by television companies, which is why cable Internet providers listed above including Mediacom Cable offer cable TV packages along with their Internet packages.

Broadband competition for residents of the Franklin area is relatively strong. The average resident has 3-4 Internet service providers available in their area. Internet access isn't distributed evenly, however. A surprising 34.58 percent of households in the area still only have one option.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is only tallied up biannually and only published six or more months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this problem.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Franklin's primary wired Internet providers.

Besides the Internet options listed above, Mediacom Cable is another option to consider. They have Internet in 57 percent of Franklin. Wireless companies like MVTV Wireless are also sometimes a good choice. However, the incumbent wired providers are usually a better deal when it comes to speed.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Franklin, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
RS Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Franklin, Minnesota

  • Minnesota Valley Telephone Company - DSL - 46.4% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 57.0% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Minnesota Valley Telephone Company - Fiber - 50.5% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • RS Fiber - Fiber - 6.8% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 3.3% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Franklin - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Franklin

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Franklin is the 113th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Sleepy Eye and Redwood Falls, but behind Fairfax, Hector, and Olivia.

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 Renville 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: 51% of people living in Franklin 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 65% of Franklin 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 Renville County, approximately 3,000 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 Franklin

Data collected by our market researchers shows that top providers in Franklin place a limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because customers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Franklin

Provider Type Coverage Speed
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company DSL 46.4%+ 20 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 57.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 51.4%+ 100 Mbps
Minnesota Valley Telephone Company Fiber 50.5%+ 100 Mbps
LightBeam Internet Fixed Wireless 14.5%+ 50 Mbps
RS Fiber Fiber 6.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
RS Air Fixed Wireless 7.4%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 3.3%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 93.5%+ 100 Mbps
LightBeam Internet Fixed Wireless 87.0%+ 50 Mbps
RS Fiber Fiber 22.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 8.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Franklin to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Franklin 13.4 Mbps 11 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +402 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +114 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )