Internet Providers in Madelia, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Madelia, MN
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.96

Internet Access in Madelia, Minnesota

As it stands, there are 9 Internet service providers (ISPs) in the Madelia area with residential service, and a total of 15 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as LTD Broadband. (Note that some may be "doubles", since many incumbent providers list home and smb service separately.)

In terms of Internet availability, the average household in Madelia will have 3-4 companies at their address, or exactly 3.67 Internet providers per census block. Only 18.8 percent of the Madelia population are limited to one or fewer options for Internet service.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Madelia. close to one hundred percent of the Madelia area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Madelia is 25 megabits per second.

Looking at network technology installed across the city, we see that the most frequently available hardwired broadband Internet tech varieties are Cable (70.76 percent coverage) and Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage). Traditional cable TV providers are the main source for cable home Internet service, since they can utilize pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for Madelia residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

Broadband coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data and private data we collect from ISPs. Average statistics about speed and performance data is sourced via M-Labs. Our in-house market researchers have manually validated pricing on 293 broadband deals within Madelia as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Madelia, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Christensen Communications Company 120 Mbps Fiber 1m 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Christensen Communications Company 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
Nuvera 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Madelia, Minnesota

  • Christensen Communications Company - DSL - 96.9% Availability in Madelia - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 70.8% Availability in Madelia - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Christensen Communications Company - Fiber - 9.5% Availability in Madelia - Speeds up to 120 Mbps
  • Nuvera - DSL - 5.7% Availability in Madelia - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Madelia - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Madelia - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Madelia

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Madelia is the 337th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Nicollet, Truman, and Lake Crystal, but behind New Ulm and Saint James.

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

Approximately 700 people in Watonwan 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: 10% of people living in Madelia 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 81% of Madelia 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 Watonwan 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.

Data Cap Issues Around Madelia

Data from our research team suggests that popular providers in Madelia currently use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Madelia

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Christensen Communications Company DSL 96.9%+ 25 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 96.4%+ 50 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 82.0%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 70.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
Christensen Communications Company Fiber 9.5%+ 120 Mbps
Nuvera DSL 5.7%+ 100 Mbps
Arvig Fixed Wireless 5.1%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 96.9%+ 50 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 54.8%+ 100 Mbps
Christensen Communications Company Fiber 35.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nuvera Business Copper 10.1%+ -- Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 2.3%+ 987 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Copper 2.4%+ -- Mbps
Zayo Fiber 0.0%+ -- Mbps

Compare Madelia to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Madelia 10.7 Mbps 9 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +404.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +108.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +105.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +116.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +116.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Madelia

Great internet very reliable

By far the best internet for out in the country where no other internet company wants to come, or if it does, they cost so much and so slow and is unreliable. Rain, snow or blizzard, I have fast reliable internet.

Excellent service

Excellent service from local provider we can trust. Fiber optic is not easily obtained where we live, thanks.