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Internet providers in Forest Lake, MN

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Forest Lake, MN internet providers

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL11%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic9.084%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL82%
MIDCO - 150 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Forest Lake internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Forest Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 9.080% of those living in Forest Lake.

There are six internet providers serving the Forest Lake area, and 95.79% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Forest Lake's six internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Forest Lake

The largest internet providers in Forest Lake are Frontier, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing DSL and satellite options to Forest Lake.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many Forest Lake residents, covering 11% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 82% of the area. Forest Lake’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Forest Lake residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

11%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in Forest Lake covering 11% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake, $45.74.

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 Forest Lake, $2.69.

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 Forest Lake. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Forest Lake's providers, 304 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

82%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Forest Lake covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake, $45.74.

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 Forest Lake, $2.69.

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 Forest Lake. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Forest Lake's providers, 304 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 Forest Lake covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Forest Lake 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 Forest Lake, $45.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest Lake, $2.69.

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 Forest Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Forest Lake's providers, 304 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Forest Lake with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 9.084% of households in Forest Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Forest Lake is MIDCO, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Forest Lake with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest Lake, $45.74.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Forest Lake, covering 9.084% of the city.

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.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.