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Internet providers in 55811

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Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable73%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL79%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable42%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 1.5 MbpsDSL11%
Nextera - -Wired3.981%
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55811 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 55811 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 55811 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable 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 2.620% of those living in the 55811 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 55811 area, and 94.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 55811, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 55811

The largest internet providers serving the 55811 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Mediacom bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 55811 ZIP code, covering 73% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 79% of the area. Duluth’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 42% of residents in the 55811 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

73%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 55811 ZIP code, covering 73% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55811 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Duluth, $42.50.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Duluth, $1.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 55811 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Duluth's providers, 215 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

79%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 55811 ZIP code, covering 79% 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Duluth, $42.50.

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 Duluth, $1.42.

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 55811 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Duluth's providers, 215 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

42%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to about half of households in the 55811 ZIP code, covering 42% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55811 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Duluth, $42.50.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Duluth, $1.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 55811 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 42% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Duluth's providers, 215 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55811 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55811 and the greater Duluth area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Duluth at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Duluth at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55811 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 55811 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 55811 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 42% of households in 55811. The next fastest internet provider in the 55811 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 140 Mbps to 79% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 55811 ZIP with service starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Duluth, $42.50.

County of Lake is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 55811 ZIP code, covering 1.849% of the city. Nextera also offers fiber internet in 55811 and is available to 0.769% of households.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.