Internet Providers in Two Harbors, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Two Harbors, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 45.55 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 5.15%

Internet Access in Two Harbors, Minnesota

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Two Harbors. HughesNet is also widely available.

Frontier Communications and Zito Media can also provide Internet service in Two Harbors, often competing for the same customers.

When we zoom in on technology choices, Cable, DSL, and even fiber have coverage in Two Harbors. Fiber-based service presents the better option. Fiber has 75.54 percent availability in Two Harbors.

The packages listed on this page are manually collected through our data team.

View the map below for more insights on broadband competition on a census block level. As illustrated, while most blocks have around 3 choices for service, some areas can be less well-served or may only have one company in the area. A notable 9.98 percent of households are limited to one or fewer Internet options.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Two Harbors, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Zito Media 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Two Harbors, Minnesota

  • Frontier - 91.2% Availability in Two Harbors - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Zito Media - 75.5% Availability in Two Harbors - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 63.6% Availability in Two Harbors - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Two Harbors - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Two Harbors - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Two Harbors

Two Harbors Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Two Harbors is the 352nd most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Silver Bay, Superior, South Range, and Iron River, but behind Duluth.

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

Approximately 200 people in Lake 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 Two Harbors 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 90% of Two Harbors 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 Lake County, approximately 800 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 in Two Harbors

Data from our market research team suggests that many of the common providers use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since consumers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Two Harbors

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 91.2%+ 115 Mbps
Cooperative Light & Power Fixed Wireless 84.0%+ 7 Mbps
Zito Media Fiber 75.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 63.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Zito Business Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 89.9%+ 115 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 9.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber and Copper 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Two Harbors to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Two Harbors 45.6 Mbps 6 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +303.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +61.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +54.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +66.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +69.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )