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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Missouri

Missouri has amazing internet in certain areas, as well as some major gaps in places like the Ozarks. Kansas City was the first Google Fiber city and other major providers quickly rushed in with their own high-speed fiber networks. You can now find multigigabit fiber plans in many other Missouri cities, such as St. Louis and Jefferson City.

Rural Indiana residents have fewer wired options, but can get internet access through satellite providers like Viasat, HughesNet, and Starlink, or through ground-based wireless networks like T-Mobile.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from customers in Missouri.

That ranks Missouri 8th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Missouri

 3.9/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 8th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$72.80 average price per payment for internet, per household

91.5% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.8/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.8/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

6,184,843 people

2.48 average people per household

$58,556 average income per household

42 average age per household

56% of population employed


1% higher than national average

Ranked 30th nationally


10% higher than national average

Ranked 23rd nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 30th nationally


1% higher than national average

Ranked 29th nationally

Average download speed
116 Mbps

13.53% lower than national average
Ranks 35th nationally

Average upload speed
61.9 Mbps

7.66% lower than national average
Ranks 14th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Missouri

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
i3 Broadband 247.06 Mbps 225.73 Mbps 56.15% View Plans for i3 Broadband
XFINITY 219.91 Mbps 22.25 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
United Fiber 193.48 Mbps 176.92 Mbps 54.87% View Plans for United Fiber
Google Fiber 186.91 Mbps 160.83 Mbps 59.25% View Plans for Google Fiber
98% of people in Missouri have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 30th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 90.26% 72.25% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 948.26 Mbps 87.46% 86.96% See all providers for Cable
DSL 248.71 Mbps 62.55% 82.27% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 2853.93 Mbps 82.3% 74.68% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 180.32 Mbps 92.2% 66.96% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 150 Mbps 0.09% 98% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 132.85 Mbps 98.05% 97.08% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Missouri

Cities in Missouri with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Grain Valley 250.1 Mbps 44.46 Mbps 90% XFINITY
Independence 229.43 Mbps 55.77 Mbps 81% XFINITY
Blue Springs 199.86 Mbps 103.78 Mbps 83% AT&T
House Springs 192.01 Mbps 18.71 Mbps 100% Spectrum
Fulton 191.63 Mbps 133.56 Mbps 65% Co-Mo Connect
Excelsior Springs 185.56 Mbps 153.18 Mbps 94% United Fiber
Maryville 181.46 Mbps 176.88 Mbps 98% Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Ballwin 174.56 Mbps 32.19 Mbps 72% AT&T

Grain Valley is the best city in Missouri 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. Independence and Blue Springs also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Missouri

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Kansas City 505,958 100% 100% 100%
St. Louis 298,018 100% 100% 100%
Springfield 168,873 100% 100% 100%
Independence 122,218 100% 100% 100%
Lee's Summit 101,728 100% 100% 100%
Columbia 126,172 100% 100% 100%
Jefferson City 42,644 100% 100% 100%
O'Fallon 91,825 100% 100% 100%

Kansas City is the most internet-connected city in Missouri. Kansas City 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 Kansas City's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. St. Louis and Springfield also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Missouri

Kansas City

Population: 505,958

Median income: $57,503

120.61 Mbps
avg. download speed

74.39 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: 168,873

Median income: $66,365

126.72 Mbps
avg. download speed

86.5 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


Population: 126,172

Median income: $61,937

41.19 Mbps
avg. download speed

44.28 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
Bluebird Broadband

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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.

Missouri FAQs

Which is the best internet provider in Missouri?

There are several incredibly fast and highly-rated fiber providers available in Missouri cities, including Google Fiber, AT&T, and EarthLink, which all have received high marks over the years on our annual customer satisfaction survey. These providers also all offer speeds up to 5,000Mbps, which is about as good as you’ll find almost anywhere in the U.S.

For those in rural Missouri, we recommend T-Mobile’s 5G Home internet if you don’t have any wired options. Satellite is also an option, but most satellite plans are much more expensive than T-Mobile internet.

What options are available in rural Missouri?

There are a lot of underserved areas in rural Missouri that have very limited choices when it comes to internet providers. Wired connections like Xfinity are still your best option if they’re available in your area. If you don’t have any wired networks that reach your home, satellite networks like HughesNet, Viasat, and Starlink, as well as terrestrial wireless networks like T-Mobile are still options.

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