Internet providers in North Branch, MN

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North Branch, MN internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL80%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 12 MbpsDSL61%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable90%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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North Branch internet service at a glance

At 98%, 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 90% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in North Branch, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in North Branch

The largest internet providers in North Branch are CenturyLink, Windstream, and Midcontinent Communications bringing DSL and cable 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 DSL from Windstream, which covers 61% of the area. North Branch’s third most-available internet provider, Midcontinent Communications, offers cable to around 90% of North Branch residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $44.99.

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 North Branch, $2.81.

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 North Branch. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 240 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

61%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to most households in North Branch covering 61% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $44.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $2.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in North Branch. These download speeds are available to 61% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 240 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

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 $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $44.99.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $2.81.

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, 240 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in North Branch with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in North Branch. The next fastest internet provider in North Branch is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 140 Mbps to 80% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in North Branch with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $44.99.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.