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Internet providers in Alexandria, MN

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Alexandria, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL79%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.220%
Gardonville Telephone $49.95 20 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic45%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Alexandria internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Alexandria 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 Alexandria area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Alexandria residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 51% of those living in Alexandria.

There are six internet providers serving the Alexandria area, and 97.80% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alexandria's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Alexandria

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 94 Mbps 68 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 119 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Alexandria

The largest internet providers in Alexandria are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Gardonville Telephone bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Alexandria.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Alexandria residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 79% of the area. Alexandria’s third most-available internet provider, Gardonville Telephone, offers fiber-optic to around 45% of Alexandria 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

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Alexandria covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $52.49.

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 Alexandria, $0.80.

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 Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 225 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Alexandria covering 79% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Alexandria 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $52.49.

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 Alexandria, $0.80.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Gardonville Telephone fiber-optic internet

Provider

Gardonville Telephone

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

45%

Fiber-optic from Gardonville Telephone offers broadband to about half of households in Alexandria covering 45% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Gardonville Telephone is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Alexandria than other internet types.

Internet prices for Gardonville Telephone start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $52.49.

Gardonville Telephone customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $0.80.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Gardonville Telephone offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Alexandria. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Alexandria, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Alexandria, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Alexandria and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alexandria at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Alexandria at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Alexandria residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Alexandria may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Alexandria cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Alexandria with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Alexandria. The next fastest internet provider in Alexandria is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 79% of the area.

Info Link Wireless offers the cheapest internet in Alexandria with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $52.49.

Gardonville Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alexandria, covering 45% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Alexandria and is available to 2.220% of households.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.