Minnesota is heavily connected to fiber, cable, DSL and wireless broadband networks and has all the infrastructure in place to make it easy for data centers to locate and expand.
Seventy-eight percent of Minnesota residents used broadband in 2012, an increase of five percent from the previous year.
Nearly 96 percent of Minnesotans have fixed broadband available at a speed of at least 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload; when mobile broadband is included, 99.8 percent of Minnesota households have access at this speed tier (both excluding satellite services).
Special incentives, lower business taxes, lower energy costs, top-shelf infrastructure and a highly skilled workforce make it more attractive than ever to build data and network operation centers in Minnesota. Read our Fact Sheet on Data Centers.