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Internet providers in Detroit Lakes, MN

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Detroit Lakes, MN internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL94%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic4.801%
ARROWHEAD - 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
ARROWHEAD - 100 - 1,000 MbpsDSL32%
ARROWHEAD - 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic12%
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Detroit Lakes internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Detroit Lakes 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 Detroit Lakes area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Detroit Lakes residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 48% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 44% of those living in Detroit Lakes.

There are four internet providers serving the Detroit Lakes area, and 97.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Detroit Lakes's four internet providers, prices start at $50 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Detroit Lakes

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 6 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 19 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Detroit Lakes

The largest internet providers in Detroit Lakes are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Detroit Lakes.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Detroit Lakes residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Detroit Lakes’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Detroit Lakes residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Detroit Lakes covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Detroit Lakes 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $61.66.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Detroit Lakes, $3.25.

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 Detroit Lakes. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Detroit Lakes's providers, 377 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Detroit Lakes covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Detroit Lakes where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $61.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Detroit Lakes, $3.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Detroit Lakes. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Detroit Lakes's providers, 377 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Detroit Lakes covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Detroit Lakes where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $61.66.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Detroit Lakes, $3.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Detroit Lakes. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Detroit Lakes's providers, 377 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

ARROWHEAD is the fastest internet provider in Detroit Lakes with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Detroit Lakes. The next fastest internet provider in Detroit Lakes is ARROWHEAD, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 32% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Detroit Lakes with plans starting at $50/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $61.66.

ARROWHEAD is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Detroit Lakes, covering 12% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Detroit Lakes and is available to 4.801% of households.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.