Internet providers in 56031

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56031 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL94%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 200 MbpsCable91%
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative $50.00 10 - 15 MbpsDSL0.093%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
LTD Broadband $50.00 6 - 244 MbpsWireless100%
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56031 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 56031 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 56031 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 94% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Fairmont, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the 56031 area, and 84.95% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 56031, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 244 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56031

The largest internet providers serving the 56031 ZIP code are Frontier, Midcontinent Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 56031 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 91% of the area. Fairmont’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 56031 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56031 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $47.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairmont, $3.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 56031 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Fairmont's providers, 90 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56031 ZIP code, covering 91% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56031 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $47.99.

Midcontinent Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairmont, $3.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 56031 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairmont's providers, 90 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 56031 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56031 ZIP 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $47.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairmont, $3.69.

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 56031 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Fairmont's providers, 90 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 56031 frequently asked questions

LTD Broadband is the fastest internet provider in the 56031 ZIP code with download speeds up to 244 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 56031. The next fastest internet provider in the 56031 ZIP code is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 56031 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairmont, $47.99.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.