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Internet providers in 56470

Find internet providers serving the 56470 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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56470 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable20%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL60%
Paul Bunyan Communications $60.00 250 - 10,000 MbpsFiber-optic63%
ARROWHEAD - 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable46%
ARROWHEAD - 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.100%
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56470 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 56470 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 56470 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 70% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 61% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 47% of those living in the 56470 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 56470 area, and 83.60% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 56470, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 10,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Park Rapids

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 45 Mbps 7 Mbps Cable
Paul Bunyan Communications 149 Mbps 99 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 56470

The largest internet providers serving the 56470 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Paul Bunyan Communications bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to many in the 56470 ZIP code, covering 20% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 60% of the area. Park Rapids’s third most-available internet provider, Paul Bunyan Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 63% of residents in the 56470 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

20%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 56470 ZIP code, covering 20% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56470 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Park Rapids, $58.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Park Rapids, $0.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 56470 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Park Rapids's providers, 246 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

60%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 56470 ZIP code, covering 60% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Park Rapids, $58.99.

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 Park Rapids, $0.50.

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 56470 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 60% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Park Rapids's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Paul Bunyan Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Paul Bunyan Communications

Starting price*
$60/mo.
Max download speed

10,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

63%

Fiber-optic from Paul Bunyan Communications offers broadband to most households in the 56470 ZIP code, covering 63% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Paul Bunyan Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 56470 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Paul Bunyan Communications start at $60/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Park Rapids, $58.99.

Paul Bunyan Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.24 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Park Rapids, $0.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Paul Bunyan Communications offers download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 56470 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 63% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Park Rapids's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 56470 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 56470 and the greater Park Rapids area. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Park Rapids at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Park Rapids at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 56470 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 56470 frequently asked questions

Paul Bunyan Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 56470 ZIP code with download speeds up to 10,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 63% of households in 56470. The next fastest internet provider in the 56470 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 20% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in the 56470 ZIP with service starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Park Rapids, $58.99.

Paul Bunyan Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56470 ZIP code, covering 63% of the city. ARROWHEAD also offers fiber internet in 56470 and is available to 7.100% of households.

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.

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.

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.