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Internet providers in 55744

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55744 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL44%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable84%
Paul Bunyan Communications $60.00 250 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic80%
Paul Bunyan Communications $60.00 250 - 50 MbpsDSL16%
Communications $23.95 -Wired3.101%
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55744 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 55744 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 55744 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 91% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in the 55744 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 55744 area, and 93.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 55744, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 55744

The largest internet providers serving the 55744 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Paul Bunyan Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to many in the 55744 ZIP code, covering 44% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 84% of the area. Grand Rapids’s third most-available internet provider, Paul Bunyan Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 80% of residents in the 55744 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

44%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 55744 ZIP code, covering 44% 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 Grand Rapids, $44.82.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Rapids, $0.36.

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 55744 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 44% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Grand Rapids's providers, 440 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

84%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55744 ZIP code, covering 84% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55744 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Grand Rapids, $44.82.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Rapids, $0.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 55744 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grand Rapids's providers, 440 Mbps.

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Paul Bunyan Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Paul Bunyan Communications

Starting price*
$60/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

80%

Fiber-optic from Paul Bunyan Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55744 ZIP code, covering 80% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Paul Bunyan Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 55744 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Paul Bunyan Communications start at $60/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Grand Rapids, $44.82.

Paul Bunyan Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.24 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grand Rapids, $0.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Paul Bunyan Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 55744 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grand Rapids's providers, 440 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55744 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55744 and the greater Grand Rapids area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Grand Rapids at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Grand Rapids at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55744 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 55744 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 55744 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 84% of households in 55744. The next fastest internet provider in the 55744 ZIP code is Paul Bunyan Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 80% of the area.

Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 55744 ZIP with service starting at $23.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Grand Rapids, $44.82.

Paul Bunyan Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 55744 ZIP code, covering 80% of the city. Communications also offers fiber internet in 55744 and is available to 0.145% 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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.