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Internet providers in Mankato, MN

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Mankato, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Consolidated Communications $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsDSL86%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
LTD Broadband $70.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Mankato internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Mankato 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 Mankato area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Mankato residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 86% of those living in Mankato.

There are seven internet providers serving the Mankato area, and 86.04% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Mankato's seven internet providers, prices start at $35 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Mankato

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 134 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Consolidated Communications 44 Mbps 25 Mbps DSL
LTD Broadband 9 Mbps 4 Mbps Wireless

Top high-speed internet providers in Mankato

The largest internet providers in Mankato are Spectrum, Consolidated Communications, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Mankato.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Mankato residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Consolidated Communications, which covers 86% of the area. Mankato’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Mankato residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Mankato covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Mankato, $54.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mankato, $0.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Mankato. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mankato's providers, 65 Mbps.

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Consolidated Communications DSL internet

Provider

Consolidated Communications

Starting price*
$35/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from Consolidated Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Mankato covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from Consolidated Communications uses telephone lines in Mankato 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 Consolidated Communications start at $35/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Mankato, $54.99.

Consolidated Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mankato, $0.92.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Consolidated Communications offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Mankato. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mankato's providers, 65 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 Mankato covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Mankato 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Mankato, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mankato, $0.92.

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 Mankato. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Mankato's providers, 65 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Consolidated Communications is the fastest internet provider in Mankato with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 86% of households in Mankato. The next fastest internet provider in Mankato is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Mankato with plans starting at $35/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Mankato, $54.99.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.

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.