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Internet providers in Austin, MN

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Austin, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Jaguar Communications - -Fiber-optic0.137%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
LTD Broadband $70.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsWireless100%
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Austin internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Austin 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 Austin area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Austin residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 92% of those living in Austin.

There are seven internet providers serving the Austin area, and 97.67% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Austin's seven internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Austin

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
LTD Broadband 12 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless
Viasat 12 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 119 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 26 Mbps 12 Mbps DSL
Radio Link Internet 18 Mbps 6 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Austin

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

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Austin, $60.00.

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 Austin, $0.97.

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 Austin. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Austin's providers, 87 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

97%

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Austin 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 Austin, $60.00.

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 Austin, $0.97.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Austin. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Austin's providers, 87 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 Austin covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Austin 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Austin, $60.00.

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 Austin, $0.97.

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 Austin. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Austin's providers, 87 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Austin with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Austin, $60.00.

Jaguar Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Austin, covering 0.137% of the city.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.