Internet Providers in Montevideo, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Montevideo, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 47.06 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 17.79%

Internet Access in Montevideo, Minnesota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Montevideo. HughesNet is also widely available.

In terms of coverage options, the average Montevideo subscriber has 5-6 providers serving their location. Still, 24.48 percent of the Montevideo population are stuck with one or fewer options for residential Internet.

In terms of network tech available within the city, we see that the most common wired broadband tech options are DSL (78.11 percent coverage) and Cable (77.56 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV providers are where customers look for cable Internet service, seeing as they can re-purpose their pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Phone companies usually offer DSL service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends digital data over telephone wires. DSL is outperformed by all major wired Internet infrastructures.

CenturyLink provides a common alternative, serving Montevideo with 78 percent local coverage and a top speed of 20 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet service for residents of Montevideo. fixed wireless providers like MVTV Wireless are able to achieve 50 Mbps via direct wireless links. Outside of consumer Internet, there are 3 companies in the city offering specialized enterprise and business technologies such as point-to-point connectivity. The small business listings on this page include all providers with business plans on their site, although some providers offer both home and business-class Internet.

The broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of public government data from the FCC and privatized data we source directly from telecoms. Average statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow research team has hand-gathered package price and service data on 253 Internet deals within Montevideo to date.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Montevideo with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Montevideo is the 14th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Granite Falls, Clara City, Madison, Appleton, and Dawson.
  • The fastest zip code in Montevideo for February 2021 is 56265. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Montevideo, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
Hanson Communications 12 Mbps DSL 11m 22s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Montevideo, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - 78.1% Availability in Montevideo - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 77.6% Availability in Montevideo - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Farmers Mutual Telephone Company - 6.5% Availability in Montevideo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hanson - 2.1% Availability in Montevideo - Speeds up to 12 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Montevideo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Montevideo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Montevideo

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Montevideo is the 14th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Granite Falls, Clara City, Madison, Appleton, and Dawson.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Chippewa 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: 7% of people living in Montevideo 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 76% of Montevideo 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, 56265 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Montevideo.

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

In Chippewa 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 and Cord Cutting Around Montevideo

Data from our research team shows that some of the popular providers currently use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Montevideo

Provider Type Coverage Speed
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Info Link Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.3%+ 7 Mbps
Cloudnet Inc. Fixed Wireless 86.6%+ 50 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 80.3%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 78.1%+ 20 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 77.6%+ 940 Mbps
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 6.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hanson Communications DSL 2.1%+ 12 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Cloudnet Inc. Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 96.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 41.2%+ 940 Mbps
SDN Communications Fiber 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 0.2%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Montevideo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Montevideo 47.1 Mbps 10 $0.72 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +302 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +60 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +52.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +64.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +68.2 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Montevideo

Generally satisfied

My internet service is usually pretty good. It’s better than any of the other companies I’ve tried. I recommend LTD to anyone in the area who is looking for a good value.