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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 250 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL89%
GTT Communications - -DSL7.532%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 5 MbpsDSL2.046%
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Bloomington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bloomington 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 Bloomington area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Bloomington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Bloomington.

There are eight internet providers serving the Bloomington area, and 99.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bloomington's eight internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bloomington

The largest internet providers in Bloomington are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Bloomington.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Bloomington residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 89% of the area. Bloomington’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 11% of Bloomington residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

250 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

98%

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

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bloomington, $42.00.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 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 Bloomington, $2.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in Bloomington. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Bloomington's providers, 289 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Bloomington covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Bloomington 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bloomington, $42.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bloomington, $2.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Bloomington. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bloomington's providers, 289 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Bloomington covering 11% of the area.

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

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Bloomington, $42.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bloomington, $2.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Bloomington. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bloomington's providers, 289 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bloomington and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bloomington at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Bloomington at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bloomington residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Bloomington with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 11% of households in Bloomington. The next fastest internet provider in Bloomington is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Bloomington with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bloomington, $42.00.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bloomington, covering 11% of the city. Nextera also offers fiber internet in Bloomington and is available to 0.335% of households.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.