Internet providers in Princeton, MN

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Princeton, MN internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL86%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL61%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable1.502%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $59.99 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 DSL, which covers 99% of Princeton residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Princeton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Princeton

The largest internet providers in Princeton are CenturyLink, Windstream, and Midcontinent Communications bringing DSL and cable 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 DSL from Windstream, which covers 61% of the area. Princeton’s third most-available internet provider, Midcontinent Communications, offers cable to around 97% of Princeton residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $42.49.

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 Princeton, $1.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Princeton. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 225 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

61%

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

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $42.49.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Princeton, $1.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Princeton. These download speeds are available to 61% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 225 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

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 $49.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $42.49.

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, $1.77.

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, 225 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Princeton and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Princeton at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Princeton at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Princeton 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 Princeton with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Princeton. The next fastest internet provider in Princeton is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 86% of the area.

Windstream 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, $42.49.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.