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Internet providers in Baxter, MN

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Baxter, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable98%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL72%
Consolidated Telecommunications Company $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsDSL50%
Consolidated Telecommunications Company $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic40%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Baxter internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Baxter 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 Baxter area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Baxter residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in Baxter.

There are five internet providers serving the Baxter area, and 98.30% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Baxter's five internet providers, prices start at $35 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Baxter

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 55 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 168 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable
Consolidated Telecommunications Company 77 Mbps 31 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Baxter

The largest internet providers in Baxter are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Consolidated Telecommunications Company bringing cable and DSL options to Baxter.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Baxter residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 72% of the area. Baxter’s third most-available internet provider, Consolidated Telecommunications Company, offers DSL to around 50% of Baxter 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

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Baxter covering 98% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Baxter 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 Baxter, $53.99.

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 Baxter, $0.61.

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 Baxter. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Baxter's providers, 104 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

72%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Baxter covering 72% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Baxter 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 Baxter, $53.99.

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 Baxter, $0.61.

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 Baxter. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Baxter's providers, 104 Mbps.

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Consolidated Telecommunications Company DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Telecommunications Company

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

50%

DSL from Consolidated Telecommunications Company offers broadband to about half of households in Baxter covering 50% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Telecommunications Company uses telephone lines in Baxter 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 Consolidated Telecommunications Company start at $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Baxter, $53.99.

Consolidated Telecommunications Company customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Baxter, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Telecommunications Company offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Baxter. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Baxter's providers, 104 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Consolidated Telecommunications Company is the fastest internet provider in Baxter with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 50% of households in Baxter. The next fastest internet provider in Baxter is Consolidated Telecommunications Company, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 40% of the area.

Consolidated Telecommunications Company offers the cheapest internet in Baxter with plans starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Baxter, $53.99.

Consolidated Telecommunications Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Baxter, covering 40% of the city.

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.

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.

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.