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Internet providers in Prior Lake, MN

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL26%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Zayo Group, LLC - -DSL84%
Zayo Group, LLC - -Fiber-optic22%
Zayo Group, LLC - -Wired21%
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Prior Lake internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Prior Lake 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 Prior Lake area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Prior Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 22% of those living in Prior Lake.

There are six internet providers serving the Prior Lake area, and 98.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Prior Lake's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Prior Lake

The largest internet providers in Prior Lake are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Prior Lake.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to many Prior Lake residents, covering 26% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Prior Lake’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Prior Lake residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

26%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Prior Lake covering 26% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Prior Lake 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 Prior Lake, $46.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Prior Lake, $1.71.

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 Prior Lake. These download speeds are available to 26% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Prior Lake's providers, 298 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 Prior Lake covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Prior Lake, $46.25.

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 Prior Lake, $1.71.

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 Prior Lake. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Prior Lake's providers, 298 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Prior Lake covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Prior Lake 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Prior Lake, $46.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Prior Lake, $1.71.

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 Prior Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Prior Lake's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Prior Lake with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Prior Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Prior Lake is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 140 Mbps to 26% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Prior Lake with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Prior Lake, $46.25.

Zayo Group, LLC is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Prior Lake, covering 22% of the city.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.