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Internet Providers in Wells, Minnesota
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Internet Access in Wells, Minnesota
In terms of Internet technology availability, Wells features decent coverage for both coaxial cable and fiber networks. Coax cable broadband service can be purchased from television companies, which is the reason cable companies like Mediacom Cable like to add-on TV service along with their Internet plans. Both technologies transmit higher than average down and up speeds than wireless or even DSL. For this reason, Internet speeds in Wells beat the state unweighted average by 30.40 percent.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Wells.
The level of competition between broadband providers in the Wells area is high, with most households having 3-4 providers to choose from. Access isn't always spread out equally — as a notable 33.94 percent of residents are still limited to one option.
BEVCOMM is another common Internet option for Wells. They offer primarily Fiber and DSL connections with coverage in 92 percent of the area. LTD Broadband is another alternative wireless service to 95 percent of the area. Keep in mind that it requires roof access and line of site with a LTD Broadband access point.
The broadband access insights on the page below are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized datasets collected directly from telecoms. Statistics regarding speed data comes from M-Labs. Our market research team has manually gathered package price on 263 broadband plans and bundles in Wells to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
33.9% of consumers in Wells1,000 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 Wells, Minnesota
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|BEVCOMM||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||92.4%|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||63.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||6.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Wells
Data from our research team suggests that many of the popular providers in Wells use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since consumers view caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Internet access in Wells neighborhoods
Broadband information in Wells is available in the following neighborhoods: Walters.
Compare Wells to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Wells||182.2 Mbps||8||$0.60 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +352.2 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -33.4 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -21.6 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -12.7 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -20.1 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|