Internet providers in 56401

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL3.883%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable64%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL45%
Consolidated Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic49%
Consolidated Telephone Company - -DSL29%
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56401 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 56401 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 56401 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 86% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 70% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 49% of those living in the 56401 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 56401 area, and 77.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 56401, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 250 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56401

The largest internet providers serving the 56401 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 56401 ZIP code, covering 64% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 45% of the area. Brainerd’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 56401 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

64%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 56401 ZIP code, covering 64% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56401 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 Brainerd, $45.59.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brainerd, $1.98.

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 56401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Brainerd's providers, 55 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

45%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 56401 ZIP code, covering 45% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Brainerd, $45.59.

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 Brainerd, $1.98.

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 56401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Brainerd's providers, 55 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 the 56401 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56401 ZIP 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 Brainerd, $45.59.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brainerd, $1.98.

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 56401 ZIP code. 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, 55 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 56401 frequently asked questions

Consolidated Telephone Company is the fastest internet provider in the 56401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 250 Mbps. These speeds are available to 49% of households in 56401. The next fastest internet provider in the 56401 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 64% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 56401 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Brainerd, $45.59.

Consolidated Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56401 ZIP code, covering 49% 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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.