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Internet providers in Elk River, MN

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Elk River, MN internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable1.447%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable98%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL64%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic3.333%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL35%
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Elk River internet service at a glance

At 98%, 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 cable, which covers 98% of Elk River residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 15% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 8.400% 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 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Elk River

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 230 Mbps 419 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 146 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
Midcontinent Communications 136 Mbps 66 Mbps Wireless
Xfinity 99 Mbps 42 Mbps Cable
Windstream 52 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Elk River

The largest internet providers in Elk River are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Elk River residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $52.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Elk River. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 308 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $52.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $0.65.

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 Elk River. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 308 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 Elk River covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Elk River 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $52.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $0.65.

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 Elk River. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 308 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Elk River with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.447% of households in Elk River. The next fastest internet provider in Elk River is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 35% 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, $52.99.

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.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.