Internet providers in Crystal, MN

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Crystal internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Crystal 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 Crystal area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Crystal residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 41% of those living in Crystal.

There are six internet providers serving the Crystal area, and 99.93% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Crystal's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Crystal

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

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Crystal residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 52% of the area. Crystal’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 41% of Crystal residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

250 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Crystal covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Crystal 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 Crystal, $47.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Crystal, $3.63.

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 Crystal. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Crystal's providers, 360 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

52%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Crystal covering 52% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Crystal 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Crystal, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Crystal, $3.63.

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 Crystal. These download speeds are available to 52% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Crystal's providers, 360 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

41%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Crystal covering 41% 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 Crystal than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Crystal, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Crystal, $3.63.

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 Crystal. These download speeds are available to 41% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Crystal's providers, 360 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Crystal and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Crystal at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Crystal at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Crystal residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Crystal, MN internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 250 Mbps Cable 100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 41%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 Mbps DSL 52%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 3.891%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Crystal with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 41% of households in Crystal. The next fastest internet provider in Crystal is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Crystal with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Crystal, $47.24.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Crystal, covering 41% 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.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.