Internet providers in Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Minneapolis residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 48% of those living in Minneapolis.

There are six internet providers serving the Minneapolis area, and 99.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Minneapolis's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Minneapolis

The largest internet providers in Minneapolis are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Minneapolis.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Minneapolis residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 60% of the area. Minneapolis’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 48% of Minneapolis residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

250 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Minneapolis covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Minneapolis, $47.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Minneapolis, $2.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in Minneapolis. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Minneapolis's providers, 610 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

60%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Minneapolis covering 60% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Minneapolis 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Minneapolis, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Minneapolis, $2.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Minneapolis. These download speeds are available to 60% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Minneapolis's providers, 610 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

48%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Minneapolis covering 48% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Minneapolis than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Minneapolis, $47.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Minneapolis, $2.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Minneapolis. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Minneapolis's providers, 610 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Minneapolis, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Minneapolis, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Minneapolis at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Minneapolis at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Minneapolis residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Minneapolis, MN internet providers

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.107%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 250 Mbps Cable 99%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 48%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 Mbps DSL 60%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 4.395%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Minneapolis with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.107% of households in Minneapolis. The next fastest internet provider in Minneapolis is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 48% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Minneapolis with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Minneapolis, $47.24.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Minneapolis, covering 48% of the city. Xfinity also offers fiber internet in Minneapolis and is available to 0.107% of households.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.