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Internet providers in Rice Lake, MN

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Rice Lake, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable71%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL56%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable2.009%
Consolidated Communications $35.00 50 - 2,000 MbpsDSL5.454%
Garden Valley - -Fiber-optic4.420%
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Rice Lake internet service at a glance

At 87%, broadband coverage in Rice Lake is slightly lower than the rest of Minnesota - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Rice Lake area will have access to cable, which covers 71% of Rice Lake residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 28% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 26% of those living in Rice Lake.

There are eight internet providers serving the Rice Lake area, and 70.78% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rice Lake's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Rice Lake

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most Rice Lake residents, covering 71% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 56% of the area. Rice Lake’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rice Lake residents.

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

71%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in Rice Lake covering 71% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $48.33.

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 Rice Lake, $0.58.

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 Rice Lake. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 75 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

56%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Rice Lake covering 56% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Rice 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $48.33.

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 Rice Lake, $0.58.

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 Rice Lake. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 75 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 Rice Lake covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rice 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $48.33.

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 Rice Lake, $0.58.

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 Rice Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 75 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Consolidated Communications is the fastest internet provider in Rice Lake with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 5.454% of households in Rice Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Rice Lake is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 71% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Rice Lake with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $48.33.

Garden Valley is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rice Lake, covering 4.420% 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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.