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Internet providers in 55041

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Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL78%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable94%
Hiawatha Broadband Communications $59.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic82%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Hiawatha Broadband Communications $59.99 100 - 40 MbpsWireless100%
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55041 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 55041 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 55041 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 82% of those living in the 55041 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 55041 area, and 93.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 55041, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 55041

The largest internet providers serving the 55041 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Hiawatha Broadband Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 55041 ZIP code, covering 78% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 94% of the area. Lake City’s third most-available internet provider, Hiawatha Broadband Communications , offers fiber-optic to around 82% of residents in the 55041 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 55041 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $49.16.

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 Lake City, $0.91.

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 55041 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 272 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55041 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55041 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 Lake City, $49.16.

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 Lake City, $0.91.

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 55041 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 272 Mbps.

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Hiawatha Broadband Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

82%

Fiber-optic from Hiawatha Broadband Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55041 ZIP code, covering 82% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Hiawatha Broadband Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 55041 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Hiawatha Broadband Communications start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $49.16.

Hiawatha Broadband Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lake City, $0.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Hiawatha Broadband Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 55041 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lake City's providers, 272 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55041 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55041 and the greater Lake City area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lake City at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Lake City at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55041 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 Lake City 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 Lake City cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 55041 frequently asked questions

Hiawatha Broadband Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 55041 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 82% of households in 55041. The next fastest internet provider in the 55041 ZIP code is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 55041 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Lake City, $49.16.

Hiawatha Broadband Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 55041 ZIP code, covering 82% of the city.

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.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.