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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.

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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

5,739,781 people

2.49 average people per household

$74,133 average income per household

43 average age per household

63% of population employed


4% higher than national average

Ranked 12th nationally


8% lower than national average

Ranked 43rd nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 25th nationally


6% higher than national average

Ranked 10th nationally

Average download speed
111.3 Mbps

17.03% lower than national average
Ranks 37th nationally

Average upload speed
36.7 Mbps

45.24% 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
Pavlov Media 222.31 Mbps 200.82 Mbps 100% View Plans for Pavlov Media
XFINITY 175.57 Mbps 16.54 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Xtream Powered by Mediacom 157.81 Mbps 29.62 Mbps 92.49% View Plans for Mediacom
US Internet 150 Mbps 146.5 Mbps 63.4% View Plans for US Internet
Midco 147.17 Mbps 49.38 Mbps 57.54% View Plans for Midco
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
Satellite 136.7 Mbps 95.81% 99.68% See all providers for Satellite
LTE Home 150 Mbps 0.68% 98% See all providers for LTE Home
Fixed Wireless 87.95 Mbps 91.78% 81.19% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Fiber 981.62 Mbps 68.5% 62.68% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 88.03 Mbps 53.06% 63.71% See all providers for DSL
Cable 864.8 Mbps 91.66% 79.77% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 244.53 Mbps 80.01% 48.86% See all providers for 5G Home

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 219.9 Mbps 38.17 Mbps 59% XFINITY
Hibbing 193.97 Mbps 34.26 Mbps 16% Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Coon Rapids 193.36 Mbps 16.37 Mbps 71% XFINITY
Minnetonka 190.47 Mbps 24.12 Mbps 61% XFINITY
White Bear Lake 190.46 Mbps 18.85 Mbps 36% Consolidated Telephone Company
Woodbury 181.26 Mbps 17.83 Mbps 55% XFINITY
New Brighton 178.17 Mbps 28.92 Mbps 77% XFINITY
Cottage Grove 177.44 Mbps 16.19 Mbps 38% CenturyLink

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 426,877 100% 100% 100%
St. Paul 308,806 100% 100% 100%
St. Cloud 68,910 100% 71% 100%
Rochester 120,848 100% 10% 100%
Edina 53,037 100% 100% 100%
Bloomington 89,244 100% 98% 100%
Minnetonka 53,529 100% 100% 100%
Brooklyn Park 84,951 100% 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


Population: 426,877

Median income: $80,600

108.69 Mbps
avg. download speed

47.73 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
Cogent Communication


Population: 120,848

Median income: $96,403

109.6 Mbps
avg. download speed

43.43 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

10.19% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 89,244

Median income: $87,737

154.44 Mbps
avg. download speed

20.54 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

97.52% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology 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.

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