Internet Providers in Jackson, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Jackson, MN
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $85.68

Internet Access in Jackson, Minnesota

Broadband competition is above-average in Jackson compared to other Minnesota cities. There is an average of 5.21 providers available in each census block. Jackson is currently the 17th most connected city in Minnesota. (As measured by the number of providers servicing each address) Only 23.89 percent of Jackson addresses have one or fewer options for Internet service.

Viasat Internet 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.

Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services is a common second choice, serving Jackson with 79 percent local availability and a top speed of 1,000 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 6 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 322 Jackson Internet plans from 2014–present. There are 55 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 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s
Metronet 5 Mbps DSL 27m 18s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Jackson, Minnesota

  • Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services - Fiber - 79.6% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 78.7% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 55.3% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 2.3% Availability in Jackson - Call For Speed Availability
  • Metronet - DSL - 1.2% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 5 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Jackson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Jackson

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Jackson is the 17th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Spirit Lake, Estherville, Lakefield, and Sherburn, but behind Windom.

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 76% 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.

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
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services Fiber 79.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 78.7%+ 100 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%+ Call For Speed Availability
Metronet DSL 1.2%+ 5 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Back 40 Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 36.7%+ Call For Speed Availability
CenturyLink Business Fiber 1.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 1.7%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Jackson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Jackson 27.2 Mbps 12 $0.49 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +388.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +4 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +91.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +89 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +100.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +100.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.18 ( $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!