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Internet providers in Cottage Grove, MN

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Cottage Grove, MN internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL60%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic15%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.016%
Communications - -Wired0.339%
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Cottage Grove internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove area will have access to cable, which covers 94% of Cottage Grove residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 26% of the area. No DSL providers are currently available in Cottage Grove, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Cottage Grove area, and 98.40% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cottage Grove's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cottage Grove

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 170 Mbps 188 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 190 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Consolidated Communications 86 Mbps 45 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Cottage Grove

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Cottage Grove residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 60% of the area. Cottage Grove’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 15% of Cottage Grove residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Cottage Grove covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove, $50.83.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cottage Grove, $1.41.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in Cottage Grove. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cottage Grove's providers, 447 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

60%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Cottage Grove covering 60% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Cottage Grove 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cottage Grove, $50.83.

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 Cottage Grove, $1.41.

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 Cottage Grove. These download speeds are available to 60% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cottage Grove's providers, 447 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Cottage Grove covering 15% 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 Cottage Grove than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cottage Grove, $50.83.

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 Cottage Grove, $1.41.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Cottage Grove. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cottage Grove's providers, 447 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Cottage Grove with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Cottage Grove. The next fastest internet provider in Cottage Grove is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.016% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Cottage Grove with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cottage Grove, $50.83.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cottage Grove, covering 15% of the city.

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.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.