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Big Lake, MN internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable93%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL7.226%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL90%
Windstream $75 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic7.911%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.547%
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Big Lake internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Big Lake 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 Big Lake area will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of Big Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 7.910% of those living in Big Lake.

There are seven internet providers serving the Big Lake area, and 92.17% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Big Lake's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Big Lake

The largest internet providers in Big Lake are Spectrum, Windstream, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Big Lake.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Big Lake residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 90% of the area. Big Lake’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Big Lake residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Big Lake covering 93% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $41.66.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Lake, $1.30.

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 Big Lake. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 228 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Big Lake covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Big Lake 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $41.66.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Lake, $1.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Big Lake. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 228 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 Big Lake covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Big Lake 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $41.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Lake, $1.30.

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 Big Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 228 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Big Lake with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.547% of households in Big Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Big Lake is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Big Lake with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $41.66.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Big Lake, covering 7.911% of the city.

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.

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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.