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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.

Learn more about our methodology

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

Population:
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

88

1% higher than national average

Ranked 30th nationally

81

9% higher than national average

Ranked 26th nationally

98%

13% higher than national average

Ranked 32nd nationally

79%

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
Gateway Fiber 208.87 Mbps 186.59 Mbps 63.48% View Plans for Gateway Fiber
United Fiber 193.48 Mbps 176.92 Mbps 54.87% View Plans for United Fiber
98% of people in Missouri have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 31st nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 245 Mbps 81.63% 53.59% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 946.11 Mbps 85.28% 88.98% See all providers for Cable
DSL 300.92 Mbps 53.46% 84.82% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 2862.59 Mbps 81.21% 73.72% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 180.9 Mbps 92.2% 66.55% 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 91% XFINITY
Independence 229.43 Mbps 55.77 Mbps 82% 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%
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%
Wildwood 35,276 100% 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

Springfield

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

Springfield

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

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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.

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