Internet Providers in Heron Lake, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Heron Lake, MN
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $85.68

Internet Access in Heron Lake, Minnesota

The average address in Heron Lake is serviceable by 6 Internet providers In context, this is actually a strong amount of choice in comparison to other cities. Competition of two or more broadband providers in a city often results in more affordable pricing.

The broadband packages listed above are manually collected by our data science and research team.

Rise Broadband as well as CenturyLink can also provide coverage in Heron Lake, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Heron Lake.

DSL is the main kind of broadband with coverage in Heron Lake worth considering. To see more detailed results, type your zip into our search tool above.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Heron Lake, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 69.3%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 72.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 89.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 1.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Heron Lake

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Heron Lake is the 72nd most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Lakefield and Fulda, but behind Windom, Jackson, and Worthington.

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 Jackson 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: 69% of people living in Heron Lake 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 54% of Heron Lake 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 Jackson County, approximately 2,000 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 Around Heron Lake

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that many of the top ISPs in Heron Lake currently place a limit on data use on home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue lately because customers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers insist caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Compare Heron Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Heron Lake 19.6 Mbps 11 $1.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +514.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +129.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +141 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +149.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +142.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )