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Internet providers in Cottage Grove, MN

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Cottage Grove, MN internet providers

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 250 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic15%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL60%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.016%
GTT Communications - -DSL5.007%
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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 99% of Cottage Grove residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Cottage Grove.

There are nine 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 nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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

250 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, $44.16.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cottage Grove, $1.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in Cottage Grove. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cottage Grove's providers, 447 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

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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cottage Grove, $44.16.

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 Cottage Grove, $1.84.

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 Cottage Grove. These download speeds are available to 60% of the area, and are much slower 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*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Cottage Grove, $44.16.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cottage Grove, $1.84.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Cottage Grove at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Cottage Grove with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 15% 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.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Cottage Grove with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cottage Grove, $44.16.

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

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

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.