On this page you’ll find information about finding internet access in the state of Missouri. More specifically, we have covered the major internet service providers, what the 3G coverage looks like, the top 5 colleges in Missouri and the access they provide students and where you can go to access free wi-fi.
Find the Best Internet Service Provider in Your Area of Missouri
Local Residential Internet Service Providers
These 3 providers are local to Missouri, and their focus is on residential areas.
- Grand River Mutual: Grand River Mutual offers high-speed internet to their customers which includes connection speed p to 6 Mbps for only $42.95 per month. To know more information on available packages, call them at 800-782-7932.
- Rall Technologies: Ralls Technologies has two internet packages – 10Mb x 10 Mb High Speed Data and 20Mb x 10 Mb High Speed Data. The 10Mb x 10 Mb High Speed Data lets you enjoy download speed of up to 10 Mbps at $40/month while 20Mb x 10 Mb High Speed Data provides a 20 Mbps download at $50/month. Call them for more details at 877.480.0748.
- Socket Internet: Socket Internet has high-speed internet packages but they depend on the location of where you want to install the service. For example, in Jefferson City, high-speed DSL costs $50/month with up to 3 Mbps download speed. To call and check availability, dial 800-762-5383.
Local Business Internet Service Providers
The following 3 ISPs are local to Missouri and provide internet services to businesses.
- Tranquility Internet: Tranquility Internet offers two flexible business internet services. They have a Flex For Your Business where you can rely on the stable connection and allows you to save money with its cost-effective back-up solution for your internet. They also have a Flec On-The-Go For Business where you can connect to the internet wherever you are wirelessly. Plans start at $39.95 and up to 12 Mbps download speed. To know more info about pricing and availability, call 573.443.3983.
- NewWave Communications: NewWave offers business internet serice that is designed for you and your growing business. Their business internet download speed ranges from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Mbps. Prices are not stated on the site, but you can call them to for more details at 866-460-9283.
- Total Hishspeed: Total Highspeed has been in the internet business for more than 10 years. They have Commercial packages available and their download speed reaches up to 300 Mbps. Price quotes are not stated on the site as you will have to call them to get one. Dial 417.851.1107 now.
Missouri Internet Connections and Coverage
In this section we cover what the internet speeds are in Missouri, and what the 3G coverage looks like.
For speeds, Missouri’s average speed is 13.01 Mbps which is slightly higher than the national average of 12.55 Mbps.
The 5 cities with fastest internet speed in Missouri are:
- Mexico – 27.84 Mbps
- Park Hills -26.82 Mbps
- Fulton – 26.65 Mbps
- Troy – 23.06 Mbps
- Warrensburg – 21.89 Mbps
The 5 fastest internet service providers in Missouri are:
- Charter Communications – 23.10 Mbps
- Cable One – 18.38 Mbps
- Comcast – 17.70 Mbps
- Mediacom – 16.66 Mbps
- Road Runner – 13.54 Mbps
Keep in mind that these numbers will change regularly. For the most updated information visit the Missouri page at NetIndex.com.
Mobile 3G Internet Coverage for Missouri
Below is a brief explanation of what the 3G coverage looks like in Missouri. Keep in mind that coverage is subject to change at any time, so you’ll want to visit the ISP’s coverage map to make sure their 3G coverage is still consistent with your needs.
Clear: Clear’s mobile coverage in Missouri is available only in key towns and cities. Some examples are Kansas City, and Springfield.
AT&T: AT&T has strong 3G mobile coverage in the state. Only the south where plains and mountains are located have little to no signals.
Verizon: Mobile coverage by Verizon Wireless is good. Like AT&T’s coverage, there are places in the south where there are lesser signals due to the terrain.
Top 5 Colleges in Missouri & Their Internet Access
Below are the top 5 colleges in the state of Missouri, the internet access they provide to their students and how to get it.
WUSTL has a number of SSIDs that are broadcasted across the University. Here are the Campus SSID’s:
- WUFI-S – (Recommended) Secure wireless that utilizes WUSTL-key authentication.
- WUFI – Non-secure, open wireless that requires web browser (captive portal) authentication.
- GUESTWIFI-WUSTL – Non-secure, open wireless with limited bandwidth and accessibility that doesn’t require a login.
- School-specific SSID’s:
- wucon wireless – Medical School wireless that requires Medical School credentials
- Southeast Missouri State University
Wireless LAN Service is available to the Southeast Community in a number of locations throughout the campus, bringing mobility to students, faculty, and staff.The wireless networks needing authentication are: SoutheastSecure and SoutheastResnet.
Truman is proud to offer free campus wide wireless access to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and sponsored guests. To connect to the wireless network you will need a current Truman account. Faculty and staff may sponsor university guests to allow them access to the wireless network. The sponsor is responsible for the actions of any guest they register. Guests or visitors may also purchase access to the network for a nominal fee.
Campus wireless internet is available in Avila University. To connect to an unencrypted network, choose AVILA. But for a secure network, connect to the AUSECURE network.
University of Missouri has two wireless networks: MizzouWirelessand MizzouWireless-Guest. The MizzouWireless network is used by University faculty, staff, and students.
The MizzouWireless-Guest network is available for short-term use by University guests with a department sponsor. A WEP key is required to connect to this network. To obtain a WEP key, you will need to contact the sponsoring department’s IT Professional. The key is changed regularly.
Free Internet Access Spots in Missouri
Restaurants and cafes such as Mcdonalds and Starbucks are known places to get free WiFi access in Missouri. Other areas include:
- Panera Bread in West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau
- Sendouts in Clayton
- Clinton Sq. Downtown Hotspot in Clinton
- Sams Club in Ferguson
- The Reverie in Grain Valley
- Ilus Davis Park in Kansas City
Keep in mind that this is far from a complete list of free wi-fi hotspots, but rather just a shortlist to get you started.