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Internet providers in 55008

Find internet providers serving the 55008 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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55008 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL77%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL39%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable58%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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55008 internet service at a glance

At 89%, broadband coverage in the 55008 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 55008 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 64% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 57% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 11% of those living in the 55008 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 55008 area, and 59.30% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 55008, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cambridge

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 112 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 94 Mbps 84 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 55008

The largest internet providers serving the 55008 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Windstream, and Midcontinent Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 55008 ZIP code, covering 77% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 39% of the area. Cambridge’s third most-available internet provider, Midcontinent Communications, offers cable to around 58% of residents in the 55008 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 55008 ZIP code, covering 77% 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 $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cambridge, $58.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cambridge, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 55008 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

39%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 55008 ZIP code, covering 39% 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 Cambridge, $58.75.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cambridge, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in 55008 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 39% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

58%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to about half of households in the 55008 ZIP code, covering 58% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55008 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Cambridge, $58.75.

Midcontinent Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cambridge, $1.15.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 55008 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 58% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 235 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55008 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55008 and the greater Cambridge area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Cambridge at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cambridge at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55008 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 55008 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 55008 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 39% of households in 55008. The next fastest internet provider in the 55008 ZIP code is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 58% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in the 55008 ZIP with service starting at $50/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Cambridge, $58.75.

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Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.