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Internet providers in Elk River, MN

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Elk River, MN internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 250 MbpsCable1.447%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.333%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL64%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL35%
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Elk River internet service at a glance

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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$44.99/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 $44.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $39.13.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $0.71.

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*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $39.13.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $0.71.

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*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $39.13.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $0.71.

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 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. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Elk River may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Elk River cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Elk River with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $39.13.

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.

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.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.