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Internet providers in North Branch, MN

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North Branch, MN internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL80%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL61%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable90%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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North Branch internet service at a glance

At 92%, broadband coverage in North Branch 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 North Branch area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of North Branch residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.340% of those living in North Branch.

There are five internet providers serving the North Branch area, and 90.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among North Branch's five internet providers, prices start at $50 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in North Branch

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 94 Mbps 26 Mbps Cable
Viasat 13 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 117 Mbps 124 Mbps DSL
Windstream 14 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in North Branch

The largest internet providers in North Branch are CenturyLink, Midcontinent Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to North Branch.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most North Branch residents, covering 80% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 90% of the area. North Branch’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of North Branch residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

80%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in North Branch covering 80% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in North Branch 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $58.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $4.20.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in North Branch. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Midcontinent Communications cable internet

Provider

Midcontinent Communications

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in North Branch covering 90% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $58.75.

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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $4.20.

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 North Branch. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 298 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 North Branch covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of North Branch 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 North Branch, $58.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $4.20.

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 North Branch. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in North Branch with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 61% of households in North Branch. The next fastest internet provider in North Branch is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 90% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in North Branch with plans starting at $50/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $58.75.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

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.