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Internet providers in 56560

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56560 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL83%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.115%
Sparklight $45.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
702 Communications - -DSL14%
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56560 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 56560 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 56560 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Moorhead, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 56560 area, and 96.69% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 56560, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56560

The largest internet providers serving the 56560 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Sparklight, and Midcontinent Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 56560 ZIP code, covering 83% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 97% of the area. Moorhead’s third most-available internet provider, Midcontinent Communications, offers cable to around 96% of residents in the 56560 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

83%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56560 ZIP code, covering 83% 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 Moorhead, $49.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Moorhead, $1.51.

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 56560 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Moorhead's providers, 383 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56560 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56560 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Moorhead, $49.98.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.45 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Moorhead, $1.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 56560 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Moorhead's providers, 383 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56560 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Midcontinent Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56560 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Moorhead, $49.98.

Midcontinent Communications 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 Moorhead, $1.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Midcontinent Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 56560 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Moorhead's providers, 383 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 56560 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 56560 and the greater Moorhead area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Moorhead at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Moorhead at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 56560 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 56560 frequently asked questions

Sparklight is the fastest internet provider in the 56560 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in 56560. The next fastest internet provider in the 56560 ZIP code is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Sparklight offers the cheapest internet in the 56560 ZIP with service starting at $45/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Moorhead, $49.98.

702 Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56560 ZIP code, covering 0.574% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 56560 and is available to 0.115% 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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.