Internet Service Providers in Silver Lake, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Silver Lake, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 8.33 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 41.06%

Internet Access in Silver Lake, Minnesota

Broadband Internet competition is above-average in Silver Lake in comparison to other Minnesota communities, with is an average of 4.77 providers available in each census block. Silver Lake ranks at 492nd on the "most connected city" charts. (As measured by number of companies available at each address) Only 39.75 percent of Silver Lake addresses have fewer than two options for home Internet service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are Silver Lake's primary wired Internet choices.

Zooming in on the technologies around Silver Lake, there are currently two primary choices: cable (providers such as Mediacom Cable) and DSL (providers like CenturyLink).

CenturyLink is another commonly available Internet option for Silver Lake, offering mainly DSL service available to 95 percent of Silver Lake. Xtratyme Technologies offers an alternative wireless service worth noting to near one hundred percent of local residents, although it needs roof access and line of site with a Xtratyme Technologies access point.

The coverage data here comes from FCC and governmental data, requiring Internet providers in Silver Lake to report deployment data biannually. Leveraging our relationships with Internet providers, we are able to analyze and improve this data with privatized data submitted via providers directly. The speed averages displayed here are calculated from real-world speed tests from Silver Lake.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Silver Lake, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Nuvera 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Silver Lake, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - 95.9% Availability in Silver Lake - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 57.5% Availability in Silver Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TDS - 5.0% Availability in Silver Lake - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Nuvera - 1.4% Availability in Silver Lake - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Silver Lake - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Silver Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Silver Lake

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Silver Lake is the 492nd most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Cokato, but behind Hutchinson, Winsted, Glencoe, and Lester Prairie.

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

Approximately 800 people in McLeod 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.

Approximately 60% of Silver Lake 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.

In McLeod County, approximately 9,000 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 Limits Among Silver Lake Internet Service Providers

Internet providers have moved to add "data caps" onto their consumer broadband packages in recent years. This market trend is certainly true in Silver Lake, with common Internet choices like Mediacom selling plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for most Internet subscribers, but it is liable to be an issue for households that share the connection with multiple other family or "power users" who download or upload a large amount of high-def content. Caps for cable bundles tend to be in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte, which is a problem for less than one percent of customers, according to reports from Xfinity. Mediacom Cable customers are advised to double check data use policies before signing a contract.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Silver Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Xtratyme Technologies Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 95.9%+ 60 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 83.2%+ 50 Mbps
Broadband Corp Fixed Wireless 59.4%+ 150 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 57.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nuvera DSL and Fixed Wireless 53.7%+ 100 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 6.1%+ 100 Mbps
TDS Telecom DSL 5.0%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
MVTV Wireless Fixed Wireless 70.4%+ 50 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 20.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nuvera Business Copper 2.4%+ -- Mbps

Compare Silver Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Silver Lake 8.3 Mbps 11 $1.22 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +340.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +98.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +91.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +103.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +107 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )