Internet Access in Missouri

Missouri ranks 32nd for best internet in the USA, with pockets throughout the state having varying speed and access. Whilst some pockets have little access, the ones that do have high coverage bring the average download speed up to 108.4 Mbps. This is even faster than some higher-ranking states.

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77.30%

Terrestrial Broadband Coverage

55.20%

Wired Low Price Plan Access

77.1

Mbps Average State Wide Speed

32nd

State Broadband Access Ranking

82.6%

of Missourians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

44.3%

of Missourians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Internet Speed in Top Missouri Cities
Top Cities
Avg Download Speed
No. Of Providers

Saint Louis

90.8 MBPS

35 Providers

Kansas City

87.4 MBPS

33 Providers

Springfield

64.9 MBPS

19 Providers

Columbia

71.6 MBPS

17 Providers

Saint Charles

102.6 MBPS

20 Providers

The State of Broadband

Missouri ranks 32nd for best internet in the USA, with pockets throughout the state having varying speed and access. Whilst some pockets have little access, the ones that do have high coverage bring the average download speed up to 108.4 Mbps. This is even faster than some higher-ranking states.

The Digital Divide

The “digital divide” is a term used to quantify the gulf between people who have reliable access to the internet and those who do not. At present, 85.6% of Missourians have access to a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps speeds. Still, 780,000 people only have access to much slower connections. Despite having 255 internet providers, 833,000 Missourians have to go with the same one, because of their location. There are also still 352,000 people who do not have access to a broadband connection at all.

Best-Connected Cities

Kansas City ranks the highest in terms of wired broadband access and affordability. Grandview, Independence, and Saint Louis are also in the top 4.

Worst-Connected Cities

Quincy, Uniontown, Old Appleton, and Arcola are Missouri's least connected cities, with Quincy seeing an average connection speed of only 0.49 Mbps.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, over $6.5 million in federal grants has been funnelled into broadband development in Missouri.  Operated by the Missouri Office of Administration, MOBroadbandNow has given another $71,745,250 towards expanding the broadband infrastructure, state-wide.