Internet Providers in Freeport, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Freeport, MN
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $84.56

Internet Access in Freeport, Minnesota

For more sparsely populated areas like Freeport, fixed wireless and other wireless technologies provide the primary broadband option. FCC records and our privately reported datasets indicate essentially zerohardwired broadband Internet availability for residential customers, but fixed wireless Internet is an acceptable alternative that is available to virtually one hundred percent of the area.

There is a strong amount of competition between Internet companies in Freeport, but 600 residents still don't have service from multiple providers. If these customers aren't pleased by the quality of service, they are left with no option but to compromise for a lower-grade wireless option. However, this issue isn't widespread in Freeport. The average household has 4 Internet choices.

The packages displayed above are manually gathered by our data science team. The 24 Internet plans shown are the most recent of 148 packages we've seen in Freeport to date.

Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Freeport.

Besides the Internet options listed above, Albany Mutual Telephone Association provides a third option for wired broadband in 90 percent of the Freeport area. Wireless providers like Xtratyme Technologies are worth looking at. However, the incumbent wired providers are usually a stronger value when it comes to performance.

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Freeport, MN

600 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 Freeport, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Albany Mutual Telephone Association 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 90.2%
Sytek Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 10.6%
Arvig 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s 6.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Freeport

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Freeport is the 533rd most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Albany, but behind Holdingford, Sauk Centre, Melrose, and Avon.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Stearns 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: 97% of people living in Freeport 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 68% of Freeport 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 Stearns County, approximately 10,000 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 Freeport

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the top providers in the area use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since customers see caps as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers maintain caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Freeport to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Freeport 23 Mbps 9 $1.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +511.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +125.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +137.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +146.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +139.1 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )