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Internet Providers in Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 669 Minneapolis Internet plans from 2014–present. There are 81 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 DSL and Fiber and Cable, with 95.66% and 99.35% respectively. Cable Internet is marketed by residential television companies, leveraging preexisting TV network connections. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.
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.
- There are 35 internet providers in Minneapolis with 16 of those offering residential service
- Minneapolis is the 4th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Hopkins, Saint Paul, South Saint Paul, Minnetonka, and Osseo.
- Explore internet access for communities within Minneapolis: New Hope, Edina, Crystal, Brooklyn Park, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Plymouth, Richfield, Bloomington, Spring Lake Park, Medicine Lake, Fridley, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Hilltop, Robbinsdale, and Golden Valley
- The fastest zip code in Minneapolis for July 2021 is 55438. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.1% of consumers in Minneapolis11,000 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||Availability|
|US Internet||10,000 Mbps||Fiber||0s||17.0%|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||0.1%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.4%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AccessMedia3||100 Mbps||Cable||1m 21s||0.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||0.7%|
|Metronet||5 Mbps||DSL||27m 18s||0.1%|
|Velocity Telephone||940 Mbps||DSL||8s||0.0%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 147.05 Mbps download, as compared with 115.94 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.
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.
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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
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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!
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.