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Internet providers in Big Lake, MN

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Big Lake, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable93%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL7.226%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL90%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.911%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.547%
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Big Lake internet service at a glance

At 93%, 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 93% of Big Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.830% 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 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Big Lake

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 25 Mbps 6 Mbps DSL
Midcontinent Communications 108 Mbps 32 Mbps Wireless
Spectrum 123 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 125 Mbps 46 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Big Lake

The largest internet providers in Big Lake are Spectrum, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Big Lake’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Big Lake 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

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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $50.99.

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 Big Lake, $0.57.

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 Big Lake. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 234 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 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $50.99.

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 Big Lake, $0.57.

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, 234 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Big Lake covering 100% of the area.

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $50.99.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Lake, $0.57.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Big Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 234 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Big Lake with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in Big Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Big Lake is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 7.911% of the area.

Mediacom 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, $50.99.

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

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.