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Internet providers in 55021

Find internet providers serving the 55021 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable69%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL70%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 20 MbpsDSL66%
Jaguar Communications - 3 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic26%
Lonsdale Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic5.733%
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55021 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 55021 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 55021 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 69% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 29% of those living in the 55021 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 55021 area, and 84.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 55021, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 244 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 55021

The largest internet providers serving the 55021 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Consolidated Communications bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 55021 ZIP code, covering 69% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 70% of the area. Faribault’s third most-available internet provider, Consolidated Communications, offers DSL to around 66% of residents in the 55021 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

69%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 55021 ZIP code, covering 69% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55021 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Faribault, $43.57.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Faribault, $2.42.

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 55021 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Faribault's providers, 78 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

70%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 55021 ZIP code, covering 70% 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Faribault, $43.57.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Faribault, $2.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 55021 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 70% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Faribault's providers, 78 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

66%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to most households in the 55021 ZIP code, covering 66% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications 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 Consolidated Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Faribault, $43.57.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Faribault, $2.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 55021 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Faribault's providers, 78 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55021 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55021 and the greater Faribault area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Faribault at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Faribault at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55021 ZIP, 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 Faribault 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 Faribault DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 55021 frequently asked questions

LTD Broadband is the fastest internet provider in the 55021 ZIP code with download speeds up to 244 Mbps. These speeds are available to 86% of households in 55021. The next fastest internet provider in the 55021 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 69% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 55021 ZIP with service starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Faribault, $43.57.

Jaguar Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 55021 ZIP code, covering 26% of the city. Lonsdale Telephone Company also offers fiber internet in 55021 and is available to 5.733% 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.

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.

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%.