Internet Providers in Minneapolis, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Minneapolis, MN
Internet Providers: 16
Internet Plans: 25
Fastest Speed Available: 10,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.71

Internet Access in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis features a total of 16 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential connections, and a total of 55 including specialized business and mobile providers such as POPP Communications and LTD Broadband. (Some may be "double entries" as many providers advertise home and enterprise service under separate branches.)

The information on this page comes via FCC filings, and is validated through privatized databases to output more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Data about pricing of listed Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. We've gathered 635 Minneapolis Internet plans from 2014–present. There are 76 Internet plans currently available.

Taking a look at network technology available around the area, we see that the most widespread hardwired Internet tech varieties are Fiber and DSL, with 77.84% and 95.66% respectively. Fiber technology is composed of more modern fiber-optic lines made of hair-like glass strands that send digital data using light. Thanks largely to the use of fiber lines, Internet speeds around Minneapolis are 1.84% higher than the Minnesota average. Some fiber connections switch to copper in the "last mile." As a result, some fiber connections might not offer "gigabit" performance. Phone companies usually offer DSL service, since DSL sends digital information via phone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted copper construction seen in telephone wires has slightly less bandwidth compared to newer wire types such as cable and significantly less than fiber.

The average household in Minneapolis will have 4-5 providers serving a given address. Still, 1.13 percent of the Minneapolis population are limited to one or fewer options for Internet.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole. They offer coverage for close to one hundred percent of Minneapolis residents. HughesNet is available to close to virtually one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed recorded for Viasat reaches 100 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) is sufficient to view SD video to devices on WiFi. However, it may become an issue when multiple users try to access high-bandwidth services such as Skype, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. You can peruse the Internet availability map below to see Internet options on a granular level in Minneapolis.

Internet Statistics 2021

11,000 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
US Internet 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s
Arvig 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 140 Mbps DSL 58s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AccessMedia3 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
Metronet 5 Mbps DSL 27m 18s
Velocity Telephone 940 Mbps DSL 8s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 95.7% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 140 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.4% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 77.8% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • US Internet - Fiber - 17.0% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 10,000 Mbps
  • Arvig - Fiber - 14.1% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 0.7% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 0.1% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Metronet - DSL - 0.1% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 5 Mbps
  • AccessMedia3 - Cable - 0.1% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Velocity Telephone - DSL - 0.0% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Minneapolis - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Minneapolis

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Minneapolis is the 4th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Hopkins, Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Minnetonka, and Osseo.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Hennepin 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 Minneapolis 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 99% of Minneapolis 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.

As of this month, 55439 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Minneapolis.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Hennepin County, approximately 5,000 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.

ISP Availability around Walden University and Augsburg College

In the two-mile area around Walden University, a normal house will have 4-5 different choices for an internet connection. The variety of internet connection choices close to Augsburg College is nearly the exact same. Both universities have average download speeds that are appropriate for students needs like downloading videos, sharing big folders, and online gaming. Speed data records from within the zip code where Walden University is based show an average recorded speed of 128.25 Mbps download, as compared with 81.58 Mbps around the Augsburg College area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every street near campus, and may be unobtainable in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on download speed analysis', and performance will likely be closer to the official speeds provided above.

Data Caps in Minneapolis

Many Internet companies have decided to impose "data caps" to their consumer Internet packages recently. The market trend is certainly true for the Minneapolis market, with providers such as Xfinity advertising capped plans. This might not matter for the majority of customers, but it may be an issue for users who share the connection or "power users" who download a lot of high-def video. If you have data use concerns, start by checking for fiber plans in the area with the search bar on this page. Fiber is sometimes more expensive, but can provide non-capped data since the fiber infrastructure doesn't have limited bandwidth seen with cable and DSL connections.

Internet access in Minneapolis neighborhoods

Internet access data for Minneapolis can be found in the following specific neighborhoods: New Hope, Edina, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Plymouth, Richfield, Bloomington, Spring Lake Park, Medicine Lake, Fridley, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Hilltop, Robbinsdale, Golden Valley.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Minneapolis

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 95.7%+ 140 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.4%+ 1,200 Mbps
Nextera Communications Fixed Wireless 96.6%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 77.8%+ 940 Mbps
USI Wireless Fixed Wireless 38.2%+ 6 Mbps
US Internet Fiber 17.0%+ 10,000 Mbps
Arvig Fiber 14.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
US Internet Fixed Wireless 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 0.7%+ 20 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Metronet DSL 0.1%+ 5 Mbps
AccessMedia3 Cable 0.1%+ 100 Mbps
Velocity Telephone DSL 0.0%+ 940 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 96.2%+ 987 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 79.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Arvig Fiber 26.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber 1.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
POPP Communications Copper 13.5%+ -- Mbps
Allstream Copper 13.3%+ -- Mbps
US Internet Fiber 12.3%+ 10,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 11.8%+ 6 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 11.0%+ 1.5 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 6.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 5.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
TDS Business Cable 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cogent Communications Fiber 2.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Compudyne Fiber 0.8%+ 10 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.6%+ 100 Mbps
Nextera Communications Fiber 0.6%+ 100 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 0.5%+ 20 Mbps
Velocity Telephone DSL 0.3%+ 940 Mbps
Wisconsin Independent Network Fiber 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 0.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Evolve IP Fiber 0.1%+ 100 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 0.1%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 0.1%+ 50 Mbps
WorxOne Cable 0.0%+ 16 Mbps
Tailwind Cable 0.0%+ 16 Mbps
SDN Communications Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Minneapolis

5 Star customer service agent

My Cox bill had many additional incorrect charges. My customer service rep. Vykeria was awesome. Thanks.

Very happy with my NMSurf service

I am very happy to have found a local provider that is much better than my previous one. I am very happy with the reliability of my NMSurf Internet. Thanks!

Excellent Customer Support Service

My DSL light on my modem went out on 3/16/20. I called CenturyLink Customer Support Service Department for help on 3/17/20. She troubleshoots my computer on her end and as well as on my end. The process took an hour to resolve. Throughout the entire process, she remained calm, respectful, and professional. Customer support was extremely talented, gentle, and humble human being. My computer is working great now! Thank you so much for your excellent help. I enjoyed your service. I hope that I will always run into you whenever I call. Keep up the good work.

Good service

Works great for Bintrac use for monitoring feed bins.

My experience with LTD has been good

My experience with LTD has been good. The internet service could be a little faster but it seems to serve me just fine for what I need it for.

Speed needs addrressing

Having trouble streaming things, may need to do a speed check. At Cody's and Jim's sites

Best ISP i have found.

living in the middle of nowhere leaves me with limited options for internet service. i have been through many different providers that have offered slow speeds and poor reliability. LTD has topped them all, speed has been great, but not exactly consistent. there have been times of slow service but they are outweighed in large by fairly cocnsiyen high speeds. there are times of internet outages , during and after weather events, which are expected. overall it's been a really good provider for me.

Great internet service

We have had minimal issues with LTD Broadband. The only issue that I have noticed is when there's a bad weather and there is nothing we can do about that. The internet service I had prior to this was awful so we have been very happy with LTD!

Fantastic Service!

First, as a real estate professional, I will say that I refer LTD to my clients that are within the service area because they go above and beyond most providers out there. I can personally say that I've tried multiple providers and not only does LTD beat the competition with their prices, the speed and quality of service is also phenomenal - even in the country and during inclement weather. While (just like any company will have) we have had some weather-related outages and failed equipment, every single issue was resolved very quickly. Their customer care team is very responsive, intelligent, and extremely friendly. LTD broadband is highly recommended.

Happy with our choice

We came off a bad experience with our former provider so we asked a few neighbors what they used for internet. The people using LTD were happy with it so we gave it a try. Customer service was great, set up was fast and we've been happy with it. We expect some weather-related interruptions: very few and nothing that we couldn't handle.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Minneapolis?

    USI Wireless offers the cheapest internet plans in Minneapolis, starting at $19.95 per month.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Minneapolis?

    XFINITY from Comcast currently offers speeds up to 1200 Mbps, making them the fastest in Minneapolis.

  • How much is Internet in Minneapolis?

    Internet prices in Minneapolis run from $19.95/month for internet-only to $39.99/month for a triple play bundle.