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Internet providers in 55056

Find internet providers serving the 55056 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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55056 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 -DSL12%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 140 MbpsDSL73%
Windstream $37.00 15 - 12 MbpsDSL50%
Midcontinent Communications $39.00 250 - 1,000 MbpsCable71%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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55056 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 55056 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 55056 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 71% 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 seven internet providers serving the 55056 area, and 74.69% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 55056, prices start at $37 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in North Branch

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 14 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
Midcontinent Communications 94 Mbps 26 Mbps Cable
Frontier 19 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL
CenturyLink 117 Mbps 124 Mbps DSL
Viasat 13 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in 55056

The largest internet providers serving the 55056 ZIP code are Frontier, CenturyLink, and Windstream bringing DSL options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many in the 55056 ZIP code, covering 12% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 73% of the area. North Branch’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers DSL to around 50% of residents in the 55056 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

12%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 55056 ZIP code, covering 12% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $51.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in 55056 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 240 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

73%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 55056 ZIP code, covering 73% 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $51.83.

CenturyLink 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 North Branch, $0.84.

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 55056 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 73% 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*
$37/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

50%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to about half of households in the 55056 ZIP code, covering 50% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $37/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $51.83.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.47 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Branch, $0.84.

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 55056 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all North Branch's providers, 240 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55056 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55056 and the greater North Branch area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in North Branch at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in North Branch at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55056 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 55056 frequently asked questions

Midcontinent Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 55056 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 71% of households in 55056. The next fastest internet provider in the 55056 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 140 Mbps to 73% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 55056 ZIP with service starting at $37/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North Branch, $51.83.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.

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.