Internet Providers in Sacred Heart, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sacred Heart, MN
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.48

Internet Access in Sacred Heart, Minnesota

The average address in the Sacred Heart area has access to 3-4 Internet providers In context, this is actually a lot of competition in comparison to other cities. Competition often results in more affordable pricing.

Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Sacred Heart.

Sacred Heart Telephone Company is currently the third largest wired broadband provider in Sacred Heart by coverage area, available for 75 percent of residents. MVTV Wireless is also a common option. While fixed wireless Internet isn't as well-known as cable or DSL, it can provide an interchangeable service quality.

The Internet plans listed above are manually gathered by our data science and research team.

Fiber Internet is the most reasonable option for the average household in Sacred Heart. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

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 Sacred Heart, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sacred Heart Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber and DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sacred Heart, Minnesota

  • Sacred Heart Telephone Company - 75.5% Availability in Sacred Heart - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 2.9% Availability in Sacred Heart - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sacred Heart - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sacred Heart - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sacred Heart

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Sacred Heart is the 231st most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Cottonwood and Clara City, but behind Olivia, Renville, and Granite Falls.

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 Renville 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: 76% of people living in Sacred Heart 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.

In Renville County, approximately 4,000 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 Sacred Heart

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs currently place a limit on data use for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a tactic to discourage streaming services. Providers insist they are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sacred Heart

Provider Type Coverage Speed
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Arvig Fixed Wireless 97.5%+ 10 Mbps
Sacred Heart Telephone Company Fiber and DSL 75.5%+ 100 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 54.5%+ 100 Mbps
Cloudnet Inc. Fixed Wireless 26.3%+ 50 Mbps
LightBeam Internet Fixed Wireless 12.1%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 2.9%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Cloudnet Inc. Fixed Wireless 64.4%+ 50 Mbps
LightBeam Internet Fixed Wireless 35.8%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 5.0%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Sacred Heart to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sacred Heart 13.6 Mbps 11 $2.94 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )