Internet Providers in Kimball, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kimball, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 43.36 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 27.01%

Internet Access in Kimball, Minnesota

The average Kimball location can get access to Internet service from 1.83 providers.

DSL providers like Arvig deliver Internet services using copper telephone wires. This is why it frequently comes through telecom corporations that also offer telephone service. DSL Internet is available for 97.88 percent of Kimball. See the graphs on this page for more information about how provider-promised speed, latency, and etc line up with current customers' speeds in the area.

We should note that since FCC data is currently only collected biannually and only released six months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Kimball.

Aside from the Internet providers listed above, Arvig is another option to consider. They have Internet in 91 percent of the Kimball area. Wireless options are commonly available in the area. However, wired providers almost always provide high value pricing. The majority of residents have access to some form of wired Internet.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Kimball, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Arvig 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kimball, Minnesota

  • Arvig - 91.8% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 10.2% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Kimball - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kimball

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Kimball is the 553rd most connected city in Minnesota behind Eden Valley, Cold Spring, South Haven, Watkins, and Annandale.

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: 8% of people living in Kimball 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.

In Stearns County, approximately 12,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Kimball

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that top providers in Kimball use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since customers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Kimball

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Arvig DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 91.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Xtratyme Technologies Fixed Wireless 22.4%+ 10 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 18.6%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 10.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Arvig Copper 16.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 14.7%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Kimball to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Kimball 43.4 Mbps 9 $3.77 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +305.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +63.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +56.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +68.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +71.9 Mbps ) 9 $0.34 ( $0.00 )