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Internet providers in 56501

Find internet providers serving the 56501 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.827%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL56%
Arvig Enterprises, Inc. - -Cable80%
Arvig Enterprises, Inc. - -Fiber-optic29%
Arvig Enterprises, Inc. - -DSL28%
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56501 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 56501 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 56501 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 80% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 29% of those living in the 56501 ZIP code.

There are four internet providers serving the 56501 area, and 84.78% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 56501, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56501

The largest internet providers serving the 56501 ZIP code are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 56501 ZIP code, covering 56% 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 residents in the 56501 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

56%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 56501 ZIP code, covering 56% 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 $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $51.66.

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 Detroit Lakes, $2.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 56501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Detroit Lakes's providers, 377 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 56501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56501 ZIP 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $51.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Detroit Lakes, $2.58.

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 56501 ZIP code. 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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in the 56501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56501 ZIP 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $51.66.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Detroit Lakes, $2.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 56501 ZIP code. 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 providers in 56501 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 56501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.827% of households in 56501. The next fastest internet provider in the 56501 ZIP code is Arvig Enterprises, Inc., offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 29% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in the 56501 ZIP with service starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Detroit Lakes, $51.66.

Arvig Enterprises, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56501 ZIP code, covering 29% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 56501 and is available to 3.827% of households.

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.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.