Internet providers in Elk River, MN

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Elk River 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 Elk River area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Elk River residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.070% of those living in Elk River.

There are eight internet providers serving the Elk River area, and 97.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Elk River's eight 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 Elk River

The largest internet providers in Elk River are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Windstream bringing cable and DSL options to Elk River.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Elk River residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 64% of the area. Elk River’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers DSL to around 35% of Elk River residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Elk River covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $44.83.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $2.04.

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 Elk River. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 286 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

64%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Elk River covering 64% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Elk River 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 Elk River, $44.83.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $2.04.

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 Elk River. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 286 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

35%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in Elk River covering 35% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Elk River 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 Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $44.83.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $2.04.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Elk River. These download speeds are available to 35% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 286 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Elk River, MN internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 250 MbpsCable1.447%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.333%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 MbpsDSL64%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 MbpsDSL35%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Elk River with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.333% of households in Elk River. The next fastest internet provider in Elk River is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 1.447% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Elk River with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $44.83.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Elk River, covering 3.333% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Elk River and is available to 0.741% 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.

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.