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Internet providers in 56308

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56308 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable63%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL77%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic0.160%
Gardonville Telephone $49.95 20 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic28%
Gardonville Telephone $49.95 20 - 50 MbpsDSL10%
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56308 internet service at a glance

At 98%, 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 cable, which covers 65% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 60% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% 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 $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
Spectrum 119 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 94 Mbps 68 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 56308

The largest internet providers serving the 56308 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Gardonville Telephone bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic 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, Gardonville Telephone, offers fiber-optic to around 28% of residents in the 56308 ZIP code.

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

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $49.99.

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, $0.79.

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 56308 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 63% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 346 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

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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $49.99.

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, $0.79.

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 56308 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 346 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

28%

Fiber-optic from Gardonville Telephone offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 56308 ZIP code, covering 28% 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 56308 ZIP code 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, $49.99.

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, $0.79.

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 56308 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 28% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Alexandria's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 56308 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 56308 and the greater Alexandria area. 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 in the 56308 ZIP, 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 DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 56308 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 56308 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 63% of households in 56308. The next fastest internet provider in the 56308 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 77% of the area.

Info Link Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 56308 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Alexandria, $49.99.

Gardonville Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56308 ZIP code, covering 28% of the city. Runestone Telecom Association also offers fiber internet in 56308 and is available to 1.920% of households.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.