Internet Service Providers in Jackson, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Jackson, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 37.5 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 20.17%

Internet Access in Jackson, Minnesota

Broadband competition is above-average in Jackson compared to other Minnesota cities. There is an average of 5.6 providers available in each census block. Jackson is currently the 11th most connected city in Minnesota. (As measured by the number of providers servicing each address) Only 23.07 percent of Jackson addresses have one or fewer options for Internet service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common option in Jackson. They are available to near one hundred percent of Jackson. HughesNet is the most common second choice, serving close to one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet for Jackson is 25 Mbps.

CenturyLink is a common second choice, serving Jackson with 80 percent local availability and a top speed of 20 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet access in Jackson. fixed wireless outfits like Back 40 Wireless can deliver 40 Mbps over wireless hardware. There are also 5 companies in Jackson offering specialized enterprise and business products and services such as SD-WAN. BroadbandNow includes all providers with business packages on their website.

The data listed here is primarily sourced via FCC reports. Data is enhanced against privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research team, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year. We've catalogued 308 Jackson Internet plans from 2014–present. There are 58 Internet or bundled plans currently marketed in the area.

In summary, locals are likely making a choice between DSL and Fixed Wireless. The coverage maps and user speed test data below show how the actual speed test and performance results differ between each of the neighborhoods and ISPs in the area.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Jackson, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Metronet 5 Mbps DSL 27m 18s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Jackson, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - 80.2% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services - 79.6% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 55.3% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Frontier - 2.3% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Metronet - 1.2% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 5 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Jackson

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Jackson is the 11th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Windom, Spirit Lake, Estherville, Lakefield, and Sherburn.

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: 80% of people living in Jackson 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 77% of Jackson 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 in Jackson

Internet companies have added "data caps" for their residential Internet plans in recent years. Some ISPs in the area, including CenturyLink, have data caps, according to the latest data. Data caps in general fall under a wide range. They typically run anywhere from 250GB up to a Terabyte. Data limits are usually quite high, so they don't pose a problem for most users. Fiber packages usually won't have caps. Check for fiber in your area through the zip code search tool above.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Jackson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Back 40 Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 96.1%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 80.2%+ 20 Mbps
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services Fiber 79.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 72.7%+ 100 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 55.3%+ 50 Mbps
Synkro Southwest Fixed Wireless 23.1%+ 6 Mbps
Starnet Fixed Wireless 10.9%+ 25 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 2.3%+ 115 Mbps
Metronet DSL 1.2%+ 5 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Back 40 Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services Fiber 95.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 34.9%+ 115 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.6%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Jackson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Jackson 37.5 Mbps 12 $0.81 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +311.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +69.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +62.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +74.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +77.8 Mbps ) 9 ( -3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Jackson

Very Satisfied

We have been with LTD for 1 1/2 years and are very satisfied. We have been happy with the customer service we have received and the internet services. The only time we have had any trouble is when it is super foggy out. We have the cheapest plan offered in our area but it still is twice the service we had with our previous supplier. We don't stream movies but we watch You Tube videos, search the internet, and conduct business on it without any problems. Would highly recommend!