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Internet providers in 55025

Find internet providers serving the 55025 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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55025 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL20%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable4.620%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL78%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic4.310%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
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55025 internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in the 55025 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 55025 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 95% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 18% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Forest Lake, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 55025 area, and 93.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 55025, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Forest Lake

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Consolidated Communications 131 Mbps 32 Mbps Wireless
CenturyLink 88 Mbps 51 Mbps DSL
Midcontinent Communications 119 Mbps 25 Mbps Cable
Viasat 21 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Frontier 11 Mbps 0 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 55025

The largest internet providers serving the 55025 ZIP code are Frontier, CenturyLink, and Midcontinent Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many in the 55025 ZIP code, covering 20% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 78% of the area. Forest Lake’s third most-available internet provider, Midcontinent Communications, offers cable to around 93% of residents in the 55025 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

20%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 55025 ZIP code, covering 20% 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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Forest Lake, $53.33.

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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

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 55025 ZIP code, covering 78% 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 Forest Lake, $53.33.

CenturyLink 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 Forest Lake, $2.32.

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 55025 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest Lake's providers, 488 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55025 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55025 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Forest Lake, $53.33.

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 Forest Lake, $2.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 55025 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest Lake's providers, 488 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55025 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55025 and the greater Forest Lake area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest Lake at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest Lake at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55025 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 55025 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 55025 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.620% of households in 55025. The next fastest internet provider in the 55025 ZIP code is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 55025 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest Lake, $53.33.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 55025 ZIP code, covering 4.310% of the city.

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%.

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