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Internet providers in 55016

Find internet providers serving the 55016 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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55016 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL59%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic17%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.370%
Communications - -Wired0.650%
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55016 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 55016 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 55016 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 30% of those living in the 55016 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 55016 area, and 99.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 55016, 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 55016

The largest internet providers serving the 55016 ZIP code are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all in the 55016 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 59% of the area. Cottage Grove’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 17% of residents in the 55016 ZIP code.

Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 55016 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55016 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 55016 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% 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

59%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 55016 ZIP code, covering 59% 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 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 55016 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 59% 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

17%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 55016 ZIP code, covering 17% 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 55016 ZIP code 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 55016 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 17% 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55016 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55016 and the greater Cottage Grove area. 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 in the 55016 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 55016 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 55016 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 55016. The next fastest internet provider in the 55016 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.370% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 55016 ZIP with service 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 serving the 55016 ZIP code, covering 17% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.