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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Wells, Minnesota
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
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|
|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
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.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Wells
|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|
|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 )|