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Internet Providers in Madelia, Minnesota
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Internet Access in Madelia, Minnesota
As it stands, there are 8 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 303 broadband deals within Madelia as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
18.8% of consumers in Madelia600 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||70.8%|
|Christensen Communications Company||120 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 8s||96.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Nuvera||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||5.7%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.
Compare Madelia to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Madelia||15.2 Mbps||9||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +519.2 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +133.6 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +145.4 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +154.3 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +146.9 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.19 ( $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 from local provider we can trust. Fiber optic is not easily obtained where we live, thanks.