Broadband Internet in Missouri

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Coverage by County

77.3%
55.2%

108.4

32nd

Broadband Speeds

82.6%

of Missourians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

45.8%

of Missourians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

94.5%

of Missourians have access to wireline service

35.9%

of Missourians have access to fiber-optic service

77.5%

of Missourians have access to cable service

89.7%

of Missourians have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Missouri

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Adair 81.0%
Andrew 85.1%
Atchison 80.9%
Audrain 72.0%
Barry 82.2%
Barton 26.1%
Bates 60.6%
Benton 41.2%
Bollinger 2.3%
Boone 95.5%
Buchanan 88.2%
Butler 80.3%
Caldwell 63.0%
Callaway 99.4%
Camden 70.2%
Cape Girardeau 83.1%
Carroll 67.4%
Carter 40.3%
Cass 93.5%
Cedar 77.1%
Chariton 81.9%
Christian 89.6%
Clark 55.7%
Clay 96.8%
Clinton 75.4%
Cole 91.4%
Cooper 100.0%
Crawford 90.8%
Dade 46.7%
Dallas 63.3%
Daviess 82.1%
DeKalb 60.0%
Dent 79.9%
Douglas 42.5%
Dunklin 90.1%
Franklin 69.9%
Gasconade 31.2%
Gentry 89.1%
Greene 93.1%
Grundy 71.6%
Harrison 60.5%
Henry 61.8%
Hickory 34.5%
Holt 65.6%
Howard 20.6%
Howell 76.2%
Iron 71.5%
Jackson 99.0%
Jasper 89.5%
Jefferson 92.9%
Johnson 68.5%
Knox 34.5%
Laclede 83.1%
Lafayette 66.4%
Lawrence 69.2%
Lewis 74.2%
Lincoln 86.8%
Linn 94.2%
Livingston 76.4%
McDonald 73.0%
Macon 86.2%
Madison 52.8%
Maries 41.7%
Marion 91.1%
Mercer 71.8%
Miller 59.2%
Mississippi 87.6%
Moniteau 98.6%
Monroe 70.9%
Montgomery 75.8%
Morgan 95.6%
New Madrid 83.3%
Newton 75.5%
Nodaway 90.6%
Oregon 47.6%
Osage 46.7%
Ozark 16.4%
Pemiscot 67.8%
Perry 51.7%
Pettis 70.7%
Phelps 91.1%
Pike 52.3%
Platte 95.3%
Polk 89.9%
Pulaski 78.7%
Putnam 96.3%
Ralls 92.5%
Randolph 75.7%
Ray 62.3%
Reynolds 65.6%
Ripley 48.8%
St. Charles 99.2%
St. Clair 36.0%
Ste. Genevieve 29.1%
St. Francois 83.9%
St. Louis County 99.8%
Saline 82.6%
Schuyler 41.4%
Scotland 90.4%
Scott 91.7%
Shannon 39.3%
Shelby 56.4%
Stoddard 79.5%
Stone 74.1%
Sullivan 90.4%
Taney 90.4%
Texas 59.0%
Vernon 64.2%
Warren 87.0%
Washington 61.7%
Wayne 51.0%
Webster 65.9%
Worth 66.4%
Wright 48.4%
St. Louis City 100.0%

Internet Speed in Top Missouri Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Saint Louis 146.4 MBPS 33 Providers
2. Kansas City 147.0 MBPS 35 Providers
3. Springfield 80.9 MBPS 17 Providers
4. Columbia 127.8 MBPS 19 Providers
5. Saint Charles 141.2 MBPS 19 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Missouri

Provider Avg. download speed
Spectrum 148.5 MBPS
AT&T Internet 135.7 MBPS
CenturyLink 59.1 MBPS
Wisper ISP 13.8 MBPS
Total Highspeed Internet 10.8 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Missouri, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

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 79.5%
11 providers
Arnold 100.0%
16 providers
Ashland 93.4%
15 providers
Aurora 81.8%
13 providers
Ava 57.8%
13 providers
Ballwin 99.8%
16 providers
Barnhart 95.9%
14 providers
Belton 98.6%
16 providers
Bethany 81.0%
9 providers
Billings 56.8%
13 providers
Bloomfield 94.4%
14 providers
Blue Springs 99.9%
20 providers
Bolivar 95.1%
12 providers
Bonne Terre 76.3%
13 providers
Boonville 100.0%
15 providers
Bourbon 87.3%
12 providers
Bowling Green 41.0%
14 providers
Branson 94.2%
16 providers
Bridgeton 100.0%
18 providers
Brookfield 90.5%
11 providers
Brookline 96.1%
15 providers
Buckner 89.3%
15 providers
Buffalo 84.9%
14 providers
Butler 62.9%
8 providers
Cabool 74.9%
11 providers
California 99.5%
12 providers
Camdenton 74.2%
14 providers
Cameron 59.6%
13 providers
Cape Girardeau 95.8%
13 providers
Carl Junction 89.9%
15 providers
Carrollton 72.7%
13 providers
Carthage 76.9%
13 providers
Caruthersville 91.3%
11 providers
Cassville 97.3%
11 providers
Cedar Hill 89.9%
13 providers
Centralia 82.4%
15 providers
Chaffee 91.4%
12 providers
Charleston 92.7%
12 providers
Chesterfield 99.7%
17 providers
Chillicothe 76.3%
12 providers
Clever 66.0%
13 providers
Clinton 72.2%
7 providers
Columbia 97.1%
19 providers
Crystal City 100.0%
12 providers
Cuba 92.6%
13 providers
De Soto 75.1%
11 providers
Dexter 92.7%
14 providers
Dittmer 49.3%
13 providers
Dixon 88.0%
10 providers
Doniphan 57.3%
9 providers
East Prairie 91.9%
12 providers
El Dorado Springs 73.1%
8 providers
Eldon 64.1%
13 providers
Elsberry 42.3%
12 providers
Eureka 98.2%
17 providers
Excelsior Springs 90.2%
21 providers
Fair Grove 50.5%
15 providers
Farmington 81.6%
14 providers
Fayette 40.9%
14 providers
Fenton 99.9%
14 providers
Festus 92.8%
13 providers
Florissant 99.9%
16 providers
Foristell 85.6%
12 providers
Forsyth 93.4%
13 providers
Fort Leonard Wood 57.0%
11 providers
Fredericktown 57.0%
12 providers
Fulton 99.6%
19 providers
Galena 49.8%
9 providers
Glencoe 99.3%
15 providers
Grain Valley 95.4%
19 providers
Granby 99.3%
13 providers
Grandview 100.0%
17 providers
Gravois Mills 100.0%
11 providers
Greenwood 94.6%
15 providers
Grover 100.0%
15 providers
Hannibal 98.2%
12 providers
Harrisonville 81.5%
16 providers
Hazelwood 99.9%
19 providers
Hermann 78.0%
15 providers
Higginsville 91.8%
9 providers
High Ridge 99.5%
13 providers
Hillsboro 85.6%
11 providers
Holden 35.1%
11 providers
Hollister 92.4%
13 providers
Holts Summit 99.2%
15 providers
House Springs 93.8%
13 providers
Houston 84.4%
9 providers
Imperial 99.9%
13 providers
Independence 98.7%
25 providers
Ironton 90.0%
11 providers
Jackson 77.1%
13 providers
Jefferson City 96.4%
20 providers
Joplin 92.6%
21 providers
Kansas City 99.8%
35 providers
Kearney 85.5%
19 providers
Kennett 98.3%
17 providers
Kimberling City 95.6%
12 providers
Kirksville 85.6%
14 providers
Knob Noster 69.9%
14 providers
Lake Ozark 99.9%
13 providers
Lake Saint Louis 99.9%
15 providers
Lamar 4.0%
12 providers
Lawson 56.7%
18 providers
Lebanon 91.0%
14 providers
Lees Summit 99.5%
23 providers
Lexington 25.7%
11 providers
Liberty 95.4%
19 providers
Licking 62.7%
7 providers
Linn 73.9%
12 providers
Louisiana 84.2%
9 providers
Macon 95.8%
8 providers
Malden 90.6%
15 providers
Marble Hill 2.2%
12 providers
Marshall 88.9%
13 providers
Marshfield 86.5%
12 providers
Marthasville 78.7%
13 providers
Maryland Heights 99.9%
17 providers
Maryville 89.4%
14 providers
Mexico 86.6%
15 providers
Moberly 87.7%
16 providers
Monett 74.4%
14 providers
Montgomery City 74.9%
15 providers
Moscow Mills 92.8%
12 providers
Mount Vernon 82.9%
13 providers
Mountain Grove 74.7%
11 providers
Neosho 66.4%
14 providers
Nevada 80.1%
11 providers
New Haven 0.0%
12 providers
Nixa 98.2%
16 providers
O Fallon 99.3%
18 providers
Oak Grove 87.7%
16 providers
Odessa 60.0%
12 providers
Osage Beach 98.9%
14 providers
Owensville 1.8%
12 providers
Ozark 95.0%
16 providers
Pacific 91.1%
18 providers
Palmyra 81.8%
12 providers
Park Hills 93.8%
13 providers
Peculiar 98.5%
15 providers
Perryville 58.8%
12 providers
Pevely 99.3%
14 providers
Piedmont 82.8%
8 providers
Platte City 92.9%
18 providers
Pleasant Hill 90.0%
16 providers
Poplar Bluff 91.3%
14 providers
Portageville 86.7%
13 providers
Potosi 78.4%
11 providers
Raymore 98.8%
15 providers
Reeds Spring 87.3%
12 providers
Republic 90.6%
14 providers
Richland 48.0%
13 providers
Richmond 75.0%
14 providers
Rogersville 66.0%
13 providers
Rolla 94.7%
11 providers
Saint Ann 100.0%
14 providers
Saint Charles 99.6%
19 providers
Saint Clair 63.2%
16 providers
Saint James 85.3%
14 providers
Saint Joseph 90.7%
20 providers
Saint Louis 99.9%
33 providers
Saint Peters 99.9%
17 providers
Saint Robert 92.9%
11 providers
Sainte Genevieve 46.8%
13 providers
Salem 82.3%
9 providers
Savannah 95.2%
13 providers
Scott City 87.1%
14 providers
Sedalia 81.2%
15 providers
Seneca 86.9%
10 providers
Seymour 51.5%
14 providers
Sikeston 97.3%
15 providers
Smithville 95.7%
18 providers
Sparta 91.4%
12 providers
Springfield 97.0%
17 providers
Steelville 95.3%
10 providers
Stockton 80.7%
11 providers
Strafford 80.1%
16 providers
Sullivan 67.1%
15 providers
Sunrise Beach 100.0%
12 providers
Thayer 65.1%
10 providers
Trenton 66.8%
11 providers
Troy 95.2%
15 providers
Union 84.7%
16 providers
Valley Park 100.0%
15 providers
Vandalia 69.6%
11 providers
Versailles 100.0%
13 providers
Villa Ridge 93.0%
18 providers
Warrensburg 90.9%
12 providers
Warrenton 92.4%
14 providers
Warsaw 29.8%
10 providers
Washington 91.8%
17 providers
Waynesville 93.9%
10 providers
Webb City 96.8%
15 providers
Wentzville 98.4%
15 providers
West Plains 86.6%
11 providers
Willard 74.5%
14 providers
Willow Springs 43.4%
10 providers
Windsor 64.4%
10 providers
Winfield 91.8%
14 providers
Wright City 89.0%
10 providers