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Internet providers in 55330

Find internet providers serving the 55330 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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55330 internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable3.680%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable87%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL65%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic9.140%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL42%
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55330 internet service at a glance

At 95%, broadband coverage in the 55330 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 55330 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 92% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 23% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 13% of those living in the 55330 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 55330 area, and 89.97% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 55330, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Elk River

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 136 Mbps 66 Mbps Wireless
Windstream 52 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL
Consolidated Communications 44 Mbps 31 Mbps Wireless
CenturyLink 368 Mbps 307 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 97 Mbps 50 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 55330

The largest internet providers serving the 55330 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Windstream bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 55330 ZIP code, covering 87% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 65% of the area. Elk River’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers DSL to around 42% of residents in the 55330 ZIP code.

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

87%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55330 ZIP code, covering 87% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55330 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, $0.39.

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 55330 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 286 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

65%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 55330 ZIP code, covering 65% 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 $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, $0.39.

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 55330 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 65% of the area, and are much faster 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

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

42%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to about half of households in the 55330 ZIP code, covering 42% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Elk River, $52.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elk River, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 55330 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 42% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elk River's providers, 286 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55330 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55330 and the greater Elk River area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elk River at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elk River at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55330 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 55330 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 55330 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.680% of households in 55330. The next fastest internet provider in the 55330 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 42% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 55330 ZIP with service 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 serving the 55330 ZIP code, covering 9.140% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 55330 and is available to 0.780% of households.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.