Broadband Internet in Missouri

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Coverage by County

77.3%
55.2%

81.0

32nd

Broadband Speeds

82.8%

of Missourians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

45.0%

of Missourians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

94.2%

of Missourians have access to wireline service

34.7%

of Missourians have access to fiber-optic service

77.7%

of Missourians have access to cable service

89.4%

of Missourians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Missouri

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adair 80.6%
Andrew 87.9%
Atchison 80.9%
Audrain 69.2%
Barry 76.1%
Barton 59.9%
Bates 56.4%
Benton 30.0%
Bollinger 1.6%
Boone 90.6%
Buchanan 88.7%
Butler 77.7%
Caldwell 39.5%
Callaway 99.3%
Camden 76.5%
Cape Girardeau 83.1%
Carroll 67.1%
Carter 19.4%
Cass 92.4%
Cedar 60.5%
Chariton 66.5%
Christian 87.4%
Clark 25.1%
Clay 97.2%
Clinton 74.3%
Cole 87.0%
Cooper 100.0%
Crawford 78.7%
Dade 42.2%
Dallas 46.2%
Daviess 70.0%
DeKalb 61.4%
Dent 69.9%
Douglas 33.0%
Dunklin 89.4%
Franklin 74.7%
Gasconade 23.4%
Gentry 94.9%
Greene 94.9%
Grundy 79.8%
Harrison 61.4%
Henry 50.3%
Hickory 15.3%
Holt 60.7%
Howard 17.3%
Howell 50.9%
Iron 64.2%
Jackson 99.0%
Jasper 89.1%
Jefferson 95.4%
Johnson 61.0%
Knox 18.2%
Laclede 74.6%
Lafayette 59.9%
Lawrence 69.6%
Lewis 53.5%
Lincoln 67.7%
Linn 89.5%
Livingston 76.4%
McDonald 75.3%
Macon 81.0%
Madison 56.9%
Maries 27.0%
Marion 88.7%
Mercer 70.0%
Miller 57.7%
Mississippi 86.7%
Moniteau 98.6%
Monroe 60.5%
Montgomery 73.1%
Morgan 95.6%
New Madrid 81.2%
Newton 74.0%
Nodaway 89.5%
Oregon 20.4%
Osage 18.5%
Ozark 0.1%
Pemiscot 35.8%
Perry 50.7%
Pettis 69.0%
Phelps 79.4%
Pike 59.6%
Platte 95.5%
Polk 76.7%
Pulaski 94.3%
Putnam 95.4%
Ralls 92.2%
Randolph 74.9%
Ray 59.1%
Reynolds 54.9%
Ripley 25.4%
St. Charles 97.8%
St. Clair 12.5%
Ste. Genevieve 42.4%
St. Francois 87.8%
St. Louis County 99.9%
Saline 82.6%
Schuyler 34.9%
Scotland 90.4%
Scott 89.7%
Shannon 9.3%
Shelby 58.3%
Stoddard 76.4%
Stone 57.7%
Sullivan 77.0%
Taney 81.5%
Texas 58.5%
Vernon 56.6%
Warren 71.3%
Washington 45.5%
Wayne 45.9%
Webster 60.0%
Worth 61.7%
Wright 43.0%
St. Louis City 100.0%

Internet Speed in Top Missouri Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Saint Louis 96.2 MBPS 32 Providers
2. Kansas City 93.9 MBPS 35 Providers
3. Springfield 64.0 MBPS 19 Providers
4. Columbia 79.8 MBPS 19 Providers
5. Saint Charles 104.7 MBPS 20 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Missouri

Provider Avg. download speed
Spectrum 110.1 MBPS
AT&T Internet 96.0 MBPS
CenturyLink 32.3 MBPS
Total Highspeed Internet 8.8 MBPS
Wisper ISP 7.9 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Missouri, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/2/2021.

The state of Missouri has the 32nd best internet in the USA. Some pockets throughout the state have strong high-speed internet coverage, while other areas have much less access. Speed tests show that average state download speeds hover at 108.4 Mbps, which is faster than a handful of higher-ranking states.

The Digital Divide in Missouri

The ‘digital divide’ or technological gap in Iowa between those who have access to high-speed, affordable internet and those who do not can be measured by the following statistics.

At this time, 85.6% of Missourians have access to a wired broadband connection with speeds of 25 Mbps or faster. Still, 780,000 people do not have a wired connection capable of such speeds. Another 833,000 people in Missouri only have one internet provider offering services at their place of residence, despite there being 255 internet providers operating in Missouri. Additionally, 352,000 residents do not have access to a broadband connection at all.

Recent affordability data reveals that 55.2% of Missourians have access to a wired low-price internet plan costing $60/month or less. This is higher than the national average of 51.5% of Americans with access to the same.

Best-Connected Cities

Missouri’s top-ranking cities in the area of wired broadband access and affordability are Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, and Saint Louis. Out of these cities, Kansas City ranks the highest, with the best internet in the state.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the other hand, Missouri’s lowest-ranking cities, at least when it comes to the internet, are Quincy, Uniontown, Old Appleton, and Arcola. At this time, Quincy has the worst internet in the state — the fastest average connection speed is just 0.49 Mbps.

If you’d like to note how Missouri’s internet coverage compares with the rest of the USA, find out more here.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, over $6.5 million in federal grants has been awarded to the MOBroadbandNow operated by the Missouri Office of Administration to target broadband development in the state. Another $71,745,250 in federal grant funds has gone toward the expansion of broadband infrastructure statewide.

Operating the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Office of Broadband Development is focusing on the deployment of high-speed broadband, including efforts to reach rural areas of the state.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Missouri Cities

Average speed over time
Anderson 82.0%
11 providers
Arnold 100.0%
17 providers
Ashland 91.8%
15 providers
Aurora 77.2%
14 providers
Ava 46.0%
12 providers
Ballwin 99.8%
17 providers
Barnhart 97.1%
15 providers
Belton 98.5%
15 providers
Bethany 81.6%
9 providers
Billings 77.0%
13 providers
Bloomfield 92.6%
14 providers
Blue Springs 99.9%
20 providers
Bolivar 87.1%
12 providers
Bonne Terre 81.8%
14 providers
Boonville 100.0%
16 providers
Bourbon 77.5%
12 providers
Bowling Green 58.4%
14 providers
Branson 93.5%
16 providers
Bridgeton 100.0%
19 providers
Brookfield 84.1%
12 providers
Brookline 97.3%
15 providers
Buckner 87.8%
14 providers
Buffalo 70.8%
14 providers
Butler 61.3%
8 providers
Cabool 53.8%
12 providers
California 99.5%
12 providers
Camdenton 69.0%
15 providers
Cameron 62.0%
13 providers
Cape Girardeau 95.7%
13 providers
Carl Junction 89.9%
16 providers
Carrollton 72.7%
14 providers
Carthage 76.7%
14 providers
Caruthersville 26.5%
11 providers
Cassville 96.4%
11 providers
Cedar Hill 90.7%
13 providers
Centralia 58.1%
14 providers
Chaffee 88.4%
11 providers
Charleston 93.1%
11 providers
Chesterfield 99.8%
17 providers
Chillicothe 76.3%
13 providers
Clever 78.8%
15 providers
Clinton 72.2%
7 providers
Columbia 95.3%
19 providers
Crystal City 100.0%
13 providers
Cuba 71.1%
13 providers
De Soto 84.3%
11 providers
Dexter 91.4%
14 providers
Dittmer 66.4%
14 providers
Dixon 80.1%
10 providers
Doniphan 29.6%
9 providers
East Prairie 89.3%
11 providers
El Dorado Springs 65.4%
8 providers
Eldon 63.2%
13 providers
Elsberry 68.7%
12 providers
Eureka 99.4%
18 providers
Excelsior Springs 91.2%
21 providers
Fair Grove 49.3%
16 providers
Farmington 87.8%
15 providers
Fayette 37.2%
14 providers
Fenton 99.9%
17 providers
Festus 94.6%
14 providers
Florissant 100.0%
16 providers
Foristell 52.6%
12 providers
Forsyth 84.8%
13 providers
Fort Leonard Wood 100.0%
11 providers
Fredericktown 61.0%
13 providers
Fulton 99.6%
19 providers
Galena 29.6%
9 providers
Glencoe 99.2%
15 providers
Grain Valley 98.4%
19 providers
Granby 95.8%
13 providers
Grandview 100.0%
17 providers
Gravois Mills 100.0%
12 providers
Greenwood 96.9%
15 providers
Grover 100.0%
15 providers
Hannibal 98.3%
14 providers
Harrisonville 78.8%
15 providers
Hazelwood 99.9%
19 providers
Hermann 64.1%
15 providers
Higginsville 91.8%
9 providers
High Ridge 99.7%
14 providers
Hillsboro 92.3%
12 providers
Holden 5.4%
11 providers
Hollister 91.9%
14 providers
Holts Summit 99.1%
14 providers
House Springs 96.8%
14 providers
Houston 84.7%
9 providers
Imperial 100.0%
14 providers
Independence 99.0%
25 providers
Ironton 85.8%
12 providers
Jackson 77.1%
14 providers
Jefferson City 92.0%
20 providers
Joplin 92.7%
21 providers
Kansas City 99.8%
35 providers
Kearney 84.7%
19 providers
Kennett 97.8%
17 providers
Kimberling City 93.8%
12 providers
Kirksville 85.4%
14 providers
Knob Noster 69.9%
14 providers
Lake Ozark 99.9%
14 providers
Lake Saint Louis 99.9%
15 providers
Lamar 63.5%
12 providers
Lawson 55.1%
17 providers
Lebanon 76.8%
15 providers
Lees Summit 99.5%
22 providers
Lexington 15.2%
11 providers
Liberty 98.2%
19 providers
Licking 49.4%
7 providers
Linn 23.9%
13 providers
Louisiana 88.1%
9 providers
Macon 94.7%
9 providers
Malden 87.7%
15 providers
Marble Hill 2.2%
13 providers
Marshall 89.6%
14 providers
Marshfield 79.5%
12 providers
Marthasville 70.2%
13 providers
Maryland Heights 100.0%
17 providers
Maryville 87.5%
14 providers
Mexico 86.6%
15 providers
Moberly 87.6%
17 providers
Monett 72.9%
14 providers
Montgomery City 74.6%
16 providers
Moscow Mills 79.2%
11 providers
Mount Vernon 75.3%
14 providers
Mountain Grove 62.0%
11 providers
Mountain View 19.0%
11 providers
Neosho 65.3%
14 providers
Nevada 79.9%
12 providers
New Haven 0.0%
12 providers
Nixa 98.8%
17 providers
O Fallon 99.1%
19 providers
Oak Grove 85.7%
17 providers
Odessa 57.0%
12 providers
Osage Beach 98.9%
15 providers
Owensville 0.5%
12 providers
Ozark 92.0%
17 providers
Pacific 92.8%
17 providers
Palmyra 68.6%
13 providers
Park Hills 95.7%
14 providers
Peculiar 98.0%
14 providers
Perryville 57.7%
13 providers
Pevely 99.4%
14 providers
Piedmont 78.8%
8 providers
Platte City 92.0%
20 providers
Pleasant Hill 84.3%
16 providers
Poplar Bluff 90.4%
15 providers
Portageville 85.4%
14 providers
Potosi 56.9%
11 providers
Raymore 99.7%
16 providers
Reeds Spring 78.2%
12 providers
Republic 96.4%
15 providers
Richland 100.0%
13 providers
Richmond 74.9%
14 providers
Rogersville 75.8%
15 providers
Rolla 84.1%
11 providers
Saint Ann 100.0%
14 providers
Saint Charles 99.6%
20 providers
Saint Clair 80.9%
18 providers
Saint James 82.5%
14 providers
Saint Joseph 90.7%
19 providers
Saint Louis 99.9%
32 providers
Saint Peters 99.8%
18 providers
Saint Robert 84.7%
11 providers
Sainte Genevieve 46.8%
14 providers
Salem 74.7%
9 providers
Savannah 97.0%
13 providers
Scott City 87.1%
14 providers
Sedalia 82.4%
16 providers
Seneca 86.9%
10 providers
Seymour 45.1%
14 providers
Sikeston 95.6%
15 providers
Smithville 96.5%
19 providers
Sparta 48.1%
12 providers
Springfield 98.1%
19 providers
Steelville 94.8%
10 providers
Stockton 59.4%
11 providers
Strafford 80.6%
16 providers
Sullivan 67.1%
14 providers
Sunrise Beach 100.0%
13 providers
Thayer 38.7%
9 providers
Trenton 77.2%
11 providers
Troy 88.6%
13 providers
Union 92.5%
17 providers
Valley Park 100.0%
16 providers
Vandalia 65.4%
10 providers
Versailles 100.0%
13 providers
Villa Ridge 93.0%
18 providers
Warrensburg 87.6%
12 providers
Warrenton 78.9%
14 providers
Warsaw 25.6%
10 providers
Washington 94.8%
18 providers
Waynesville 100.0%
10 providers
Webb City 96.9%
16 providers
Wentzville 95.1%
15 providers
West Plains 70.5%
11 providers
Willard 84.1%
15 providers
Willow Springs 26.9%
10 providers
Windsor 24.2%
10 providers
Winfield 45.8%
13 providers
Wright City 57.9%
10 providers