Minnesota ranks 33 with average broadband download speed of 81.1 Mbps

HighSpeedInternet reports…

In 2021, our internet speed test results show the national average internet speed is 99.3 Mbps.

And if your speeds don’t’ compare they have a recommendation…

You can always look for a faster internet provider in your area, but sometimes the speeds you need aren’t available. If you find yourself in an internet desert, you may want to move somewhere that’s more tech-friendly.

Ouch!! That recommendation may have been slightly tongue in cheek – or not – but it’s a bad sign for communities that can’t get close to the national average.

Minnesota ranks 33 with an average download speed of 81.1 Mbps.

Here is how they got to their results…

Our results include speed tests from February 1, 2020, to March 16, 2021, and include 3,105 cities. We required a minimum of 100 speed tests for cities to be included in our data set.

We filtered out incomplete, duplicate, and cellular phone data to see what most people were working with on their laptops, desktops, and home-connected devices.

After filtering, we used a total of 1,761,079 results generated from our internet speed test tool to rank states as the fastest and slowest for average internet speeds in the United States.

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

1 thought on “Minnesota ranks 33 with average broadband download speed of 81.1 Mbps

  1. For an ‘internet desert’ fix, try one of the satellite internet providers like SpaceX or the others that are joining the market.

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