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Buffalo, MN internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL82%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 50 MbpsDSL2.529%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Buffalo internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Buffalo 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 Buffalo area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Buffalo residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Buffalo, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Buffalo area, and 97.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Buffalo's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 140 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Buffalo

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Buffalo residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 82% of the area. Buffalo’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Buffalo 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 Buffalo covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Buffalo 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 Buffalo, $43.99.

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 Buffalo, $1.83.

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 Buffalo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Buffalo's providers, 68 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

82%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Buffalo covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Buffalo 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 Buffalo, $43.99.

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 Buffalo, $1.83.

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 Buffalo. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Buffalo's providers, 68 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 Buffalo covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Buffalo 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 Buffalo, $43.99.

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 Buffalo, $1.83.

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 Buffalo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Buffalo's providers, 68 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Buffalo with download speeds up to 140 Mbps. These speeds are available to 82% of households in Buffalo. The next fastest internet provider in Buffalo is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Buffalo with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Buffalo, $43.99.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.