Internet providers in Brainerd, MN

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Brainerd, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL96%
Consolidated Telecommunications Company - 5 - 20 MbpsDSL73%
Consolidated Telecommunications Company - 5 - 250 MbpsFiber-optic18%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Brainerd internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Brainerd 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 Brainerd area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Brainerd residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% of those living in Brainerd.

There are five internet providers serving the Brainerd area, and 99.78% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Brainerd's five internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 250 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Brainerd

The largest internet providers in Brainerd are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Brainerd.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Brainerd residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 96% of the area. Brainerd’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Brainerd residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Brainerd covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Brainerd, $50.00.

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 Brainerd, $0.78.

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 Brainerd. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Brainerd's providers, 63 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Brainerd covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Brainerd 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Brainerd, $50.00.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brainerd, $0.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Brainerd. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Brainerd's providers, 63 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 Brainerd covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Brainerd 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Brainerd, $50.00.

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 Brainerd, $0.78.

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 Brainerd. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Brainerd's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Consolidated Telecommunications Company is the fastest internet provider in Brainerd with download speeds up to 250 Mbps. These speeds are available to 18% of households in Brainerd. The next fastest internet provider in Brainerd is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Brainerd with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Brainerd, $50.00.

Consolidated Telecommunications Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Brainerd, covering 18% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.