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Internet providers in 56308

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable63%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.158%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL77%
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association - -Fiber-optic28%
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association - -DSL10%
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56308 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 56308 ZIP code 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 56308 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 63% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 30% of those living in the 56308 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 56308 area, and 71.32% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 56308, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56308

The largest internet providers serving the 56308 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 56308 ZIP code, covering 63% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 77% of the area. Alexandria’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 56308 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

63%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 56308 ZIP code, covering 63% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56308 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $50.00.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $1.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 56308 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 63% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 83 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 56308 ZIP code, covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $50.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $1.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 56308 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 83 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 56308 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56308 ZIP 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $50.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alexandria, $1.67.

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 56308 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 83 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 56308 frequently asked questions

Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association is the fastest internet provider in the 56308 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 28% of households in 56308. The next fastest internet provider in the 56308 ZIP code is Runestone Telephone Association, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.918% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 56308 ZIP with service starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $50.00.

Gardonville Cooperative Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56308 ZIP code, covering 28% of the city. Runestone Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in 56308 and is available to 1.918% of households.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.