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Internet providers in Princeton, MN

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Princeton, MN internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL86%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL61%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.502%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Princeton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Princeton 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 Princeton area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Princeton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 98% of those living in Princeton.

There are six internet providers serving the Princeton area, and 97.09% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Princeton's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Princeton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 5 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Windstream 35 Mbps 8 Mbps DSL
Midcontinent Communications 116 Mbps 36 Mbps Cable
Viasat 12 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 58 Mbps 36 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Princeton

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Princeton residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Midcontinent Communications, which covers 97% of the area. Princeton’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Princeton residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Princeton covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Princeton 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 Princeton, $50.99.

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 Princeton, $1.64.

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 Princeton. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 250 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

97%

Cable from Midcontinent Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in Princeton covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Midcontinent Communications start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $50.99.

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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Princeton, $1.64.

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 Princeton. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 250 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 Princeton covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Princeton 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $50.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Princeton, $1.64.

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 Princeton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 250 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Princeton with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 61% of households in Princeton. The next fastest internet provider in Princeton is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.502% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Princeton with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $50.99.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.