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Internet providers in Lake City, MN

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Lake City, MN internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 100 MbpsDSL75%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 200 MbpsCable97%
Hiawatha Broadband Communications - 150 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
LTD Broadband $70.00 10 - 244 MbpsWireless100%
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Lake City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lake City 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 Lake City area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Lake City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 97% of those living in Lake City.

There are six internet providers serving the Lake City area, and 97.51% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lake City's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lake City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
LTD Broadband 6 Mbps 2 Mbps Wireless
Mediacom 91 Mbps 27 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 196 Mbps 41 Mbps DSL
Viasat 13 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Lake City

The largest internet providers in Lake City are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Lake City.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Lake City residents, covering 75% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 97% of the area. Lake City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Lake City residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Lake City covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Lake City 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 Lake City, $53.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $1.74.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lake City. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 119 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Lake City covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $53.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $1.74.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Lake City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 119 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Lake City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Lake City 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $53.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $1.74.

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 Lake City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 119 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Hiawatha Broadband Communications is the fastest internet provider in Lake City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lake City. The next fastest internet provider in Lake City is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Lake City with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $53.99.

Hiawatha Broadband Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lake City, covering 100% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

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.