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Internet providers in Albert Lea, MN

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Albert Lea, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Jaguar Communications - -Fiber-optic42%
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association $40.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.225%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Albert Lea internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Albert Lea is comparable to the rest of Minnesota - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Albert Lea area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Albert Lea residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 99% of those living in Albert Lea.

There are eight internet providers serving the Albert Lea area, and 99.49% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Albert Lea's eight internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Albert Lea

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
LTD Broadband 7 Mbps 2 Mbps Wireless
Jaguar Communications 26 Mbps 27 Mbps Fiber-optic
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association 134 Mbps 103 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 116 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 35 Mbps 7 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Albert Lea

The largest internet providers in Albert Lea are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Albert Lea.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Albert Lea residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 97% of the area. Albert Lea’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Albert Lea residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Albert Lea covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Albert Lea residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Albert Lea, $57.14.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albert Lea, $1.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Albert Lea. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albert Lea's providers, 86 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Albert Lea covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Albert Lea to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Albert Lea, $57.14.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albert Lea, $1.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Albert Lea. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albert Lea's providers, 86 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Albert Lea covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Albert Lea where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Albert Lea, $57.14.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albert Lea, $1.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Albert Lea. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Albert Lea's providers, 86 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Albert Lea with download speeds up to 1,00*0 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Albert Lea. The next fastest internet provider in Albert Lea is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association offers the cheapest internet in Albert Lea with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Albert Lea, $57.14.

Jaguar Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Albert Lea, covering 42% of the city. Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Albert Lea and is available to 6.225% of households.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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