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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Minnesota

Minnesota’s main internet providers are Xfinity, Spectrum, Metronet, and CenturyLink. The majority of Minnesota’s metropolitan areas have access to both a cable and fiber internet provider. Most of Minneapolis and St. Paul are covered by Xfinity (cable internet) and CenturyLink (fiber internet). Spectrum and Metronet cover other significant portions of the state. All of these providers offer gig speeds. Xfinity stands out as the highest-rated ISP in Minnesota according to our annual customer satisfaction survey.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars from customers in Minnesota.

That ranks Minnesota 12th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our methodology

Internet customer satisfaction in Minnesota

 3.8/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 12th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$68.66 average price per payment for internet, per household

94.7% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.8/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

Population:
5,739,781 people

2.47 average people per household

$74,276 average income per household

43 average age per household

63% of population employed

90

4% higher than national average

Ranked 15th nationally

71

8% lower than national average

Ranked 40th nationally

99%

13% higher than national average

Ranked 23rd nationally

84%

7% higher than national average

Ranked 12th nationally

Average download speed
114 Mbps

17.19% lower than national average
Ranks 37th nationally

Average upload speed
38.6 Mbps

35.01% lower than national average
Ranks 44th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Minnesota

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
XFINITY 182.22 Mbps 17.4 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
US Internet 170.78 Mbps 158.02 Mbps 63.4% View Plans for US Internet
Xtream Powered by Mediacom 163.4 Mbps 30.98 Mbps 88.27% View Plans for Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Midco 147.31 Mbps 51.47 Mbps 57.54% View Plans for Midco
Spectrum 143.83 Mbps 16.35 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
99% of people in Minnesota have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 22nd nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 94.27% 78.76% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 671.85 Mbps 94.93% 84.13% See all providers for Cable
DSL 87.64 Mbps 49.17% 79.04% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 853.42 Mbps 70.93% 77.07% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 87.29 Mbps 91.78% 81.75% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 150 Mbps 0.68% 98% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 100 Mbps 98.45% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Minnesota

Cities in Minnesota with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Oakdale 216.44 Mbps 36.01 Mbps 92% XFINITY
Hibbing 203.74 Mbps 38.43 Mbps 16% Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Coon Rapids 193.99 Mbps 16.1 Mbps 53% XFINITY
White Bear Lake 190.1 Mbps 18.65 Mbps 73% Consolidated Telephone Company
Minnetonka 186.58 Mbps 24.47 Mbps 87% XFINITY
Woodbury 183.98 Mbps 17.58 Mbps 85% XFINITY
Chaska 183.78 Mbps 28.32 Mbps 28% MetroNet
Inver Grove Heights 181.49 Mbps 19.81 Mbps 75% XFINITY

Oakdale is the best city in Minnesota for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Hibbing and Coon Rapids also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Minnesota

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Minneapolis 1,096,854 100% 86% 100%
St. Paul 285,410 100% 100% 100%
St. Cloud 65,845 100% 100% 100%
Rochester 126,995 100% 94% 100%
Edina 47,939 100% 100% 100%
Bloomington 82,887 100% 100% 100%
Otsego 13,258 100% 100% 100%
Rockville 700 100% 100% 100%

Minneapolis is the most internet-connected city in Minnesota. Minneapolis makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Minneapolis's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. St. Paul and St. Cloud also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Minnesota

Minneapolis

Population: 1,096,854

Median income: $80,600

110.02 Mbps
avg. download speed

53.93 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

86.13% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

Rochester

Population: 126,995

Median income: $96,403

108.97 Mbps
avg. download speed

43.48 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

94.28% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
MetroNet

Bloomington

Population: 82,887

Median income: $87,737

155.66 Mbps
avg. download speed

22.02 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Arvig

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Methodology

HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Minnesota FAQs

Which is the best internet provider in Minnesota?

Of Minnesota's four main ISPs, Xfinity received the highest ratings in our annual customer satisfaction survey.

Which is the fastest internet provider in Minnesota?

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Minnesota. Its Gigabit Extra plan reaches download speeds up to 1,200Mbps. Xfinity was also rated the top ISP for speed in our customer satisfaction survey.

What is the cheapest ISP in Minnesota?

Spectrum is Minnesota’s most affordable ISP, with rates as low as $19.99 per month.

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