Internet Service Providers in Garrison, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Garrison, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 0 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 47%

Internet Access in Garrison, Minnesota

Garrison currently has two common Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability for close to one hundred percent of the local area. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite. They have availability in practically one hundred percent of the area and advertised speeds of 25 Mbps.

Looking closer at the network technology types around Garrison, there are currently two primary options: cable (providers like SCI Broadband) and DSL (think Frontier Communications).

Frontier Communications is another commonly available Internet choice for Garrison, offering mainly DSL service in 89 percent of the area.

54.77 percent of Garrison residents are without a choice for broadband Internet service. This is not an unexpected figure since competition between Internet providers is low. Addresses in the city have 1-2 options for service, accounting for the entire community.

Coverage data analysis on BroadbandNow comes from FCC reporting. Providers in Garrison must agree to report there coverage area data biannually. By using our relationships with providers, we are able to validate public data with privatized data reported by Internet providers. This allows us to create more accurate maps and availability data than government publications. The speed averages shown here are calculated from real-world speed tests originating from Garrison addresses. The rest of the data and statistics included on this page are drawn from NTIA andnational Census archives. When it comes to pricing and fees data, our market research team has manually filed 179 broadband packages in Garrison over recent years, and 24 of those are available to residents currently.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Garrison, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
CTC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
SCI Broadband 250 Mbps Cable 32s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Garrison, Minnesota

  • Frontier - 89.1% Availability in Garrison - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • SCI Broadband - 47.2% Availability in Garrison - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • CTC - 5.8% Availability in Garrison - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 1.8% Availability in Garrison - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Garrison - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Garrison - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Garrison

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Garrison is the 464th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Onamia, but behind Brainerd, Deerwood, Aitkin, and Crosby.

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

Approximately 500 people in Crow Wing 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: 6% of people living in Garrison 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 45% of Garrison 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 Crow Wing 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Garrison

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 89.1%+ 115 Mbps
SCI Broadband Cable 47.2%+ 250 Mbps
CTC Fiber 5.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.8%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
SCI Broadband Fiber 14.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 4.3%+ 40 Mbps