Internet providers in 55309

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable80%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic12%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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55309 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 55309 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 55309 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 80% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in the 55309 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 55309 area, and 79.45% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 55309, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 55309

The largest internet providers serving the 55309 ZIP code are Spectrum and Windstream bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 55309 ZIP code, covering 80% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 99% of the area. Big Lake’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers fiber-optic to around 12% of residents in the 55309 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

80%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55309 ZIP code, covering 80% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55309 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $38.98.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Lake, $0.72.

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 55309 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 74 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

99%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in the 55309 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $38.98.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Lake, $0.72.

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 55309 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 74 Mbps.

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Windstream fiber-optic internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$75/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

12%

Fiber-optic from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 55309 ZIP code, covering 12% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Windstream is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 55309 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $75/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $38.98.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Big Lake, $0.72.

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 55309 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Big Lake's providers, 74 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55309 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55309 and the greater Big Lake area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Big Lake at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Big Lake at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55309 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 Big Lake may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Big Lake DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 55309 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 55309 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 80% of households in 55309. The next fastest internet provider in the 55309 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 55309 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Big Lake, $38.98.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 55309 ZIP code, covering 12% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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%.

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.