To determine the best internet speed for your home, consider the number of smart phones, smart TV’s, tablets and computers you have.
This table represents our recommendation:1-450mbps5-9100mbs10-14300mbps15+900mbpsWant a more personalized recommendation? Our experts are available to help: (855) 947-3388
Internet Providers in Spicer, Minnesota
Residential Internet Statistics for Spicer, MN
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$61.98|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Spicer, Minnesota:
Showing 1 to 10 Providers
Internet Access in Spicer, Minnesota
Spicer has 10 residential Internet Service Providers, and 15 if you include business and mobile operators. Consumers in the area have access to 5 broadband choices such as DSL or cable.
Cable and DSL are the two dominant broadband network options within Spicer. They are fighting for customers at many addresses and competing on service quality. Cable network speed is generally stronger. That said, big-picture performance metrics found with either network type are comparable.
There's a decent amount of competition between companies in the Spicer area, but 600 people in the area can't get service from multiple providers. The consequence of this is that if they aren't satisfied by the quality of service, they are left with no option but to compromise for a less reliable wireless connection. Luckily, this isn't the norm in Spicer — the average household has 4 Internet choices.
Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Spicer.
Broadband availability statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of governmental data and private data collected from industry sources, or through private sources. Statistics shown below regarding speed averages comes from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow researchers have hand-aggregated pricing and plan details on 262 Internet plans in Spicer as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
13.8% of consumers in Spicer600 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.
Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?
Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.
Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Spicer, Minnesota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||95.1%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||4.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Spicer
Data from our researchers suggests that top ISPs place a limit on streaming on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since users see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers explain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Spicer to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Spicer||104.1 Mbps||10||$1.03 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +430.3 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +44.7 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +56.5 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +65.4 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +58 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|