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Internet providers in Orono, MN

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Orono, MN internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL16%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL38%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Communications $23.95 -Wired0.031%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Orono internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Orono 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 Orono area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Orono residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Orono, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Orono area, and 91.33% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Orono's six internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Orono

The largest internet providers in Orono are Frontier, CenturyLink, and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to Orono.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many Orono residents, covering 16% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 38% of the area. Orono’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 98% of Orono residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to a limited number of households in Orono covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Orono 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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Orono, $39.49.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Orono, $1.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Orono. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Orono's providers, 243 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

38%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Orono covering 38% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Orono 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Orono, $39.49.

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 Orono, $1.58.

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 Orono. These download speeds are available to 38% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Orono's providers, 243 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Orono covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Orono, $39.49.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Orono, $1.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Orono. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Orono's providers, 243 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Orono may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Orono cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Orono with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Orono. The next fastest internet provider in Orono is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 140 Mbps to 38% of the area.

Communications offers the cheapest internet in Orono with plans starting at $23.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Orono, $39.49.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

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.