Internet Providers in Wells, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wells, MN
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 123.82 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 21.18%

Internet Access in Wells, Minnesota

Wells has two major broadband network choices to understand: coaxial cable (63.42% availability) and DSL (97.74% coverage). Coaxial cable broadband is generally delivered through TV corporations using coaxial copper television cables on utility poles or buried in the road. DSL, similarly, is delivered over twisted copper phone lines. The vast majority of Wells census blocks have access to cable service and DSL service from two alternating Internet providers.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 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 250 broadband plans and bundles in Wells to date.

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 Wells, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
BEVCOMM 1,000 Mbps DSL and 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 Wells, Minnesota

  • BEVCOMM - 92.4% Availability in Wells - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 63.4% Availability in Wells - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 6.2% Availability in Wells - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Wells - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Wells - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wells

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Wells is the 491st most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Winnebago and Blue Earth, but behind Albert Lea, New Richland, and Mapleton.

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

Approximately 46 people in Faribault 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: 33% of people living in Wells 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 66% of Wells 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 Faribault County, approximately 2,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wells

Provider Type Coverage Speed
BEVCOMM DSL and Fiber 92.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 95.8%+ 100 Mbps
Radio Link Internet Fixed Wireless 63.8%+ 300 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 63.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 6.2%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
BEVCOMM DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 13.8%+ 115 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Wells to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wells 123.8 Mbps 8 $0.78 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +225.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -16.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -24.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -12.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -8.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )