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Rice Lake, MN internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable71%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL56%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable2.009%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 1.5 MbpsDSL5.454%
Garden Valley Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic4.420%
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Rice Lake internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rice 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 Rice Lake area will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of Rice Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 71% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.420% 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 $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 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*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $42.50.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rice Lake, $1.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Rice Lake. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 75 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $42.50.

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 Rice Lake, $1.42.

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 Rice Lake. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rice Lake's providers, 75 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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $42.50.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rice Lake, $1.42.

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

Garden Valley Telephone Company is the fastest internet provider in Rice Lake with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.420% of households in Rice Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Rice Lake is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 2.009% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Rice Lake with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rice Lake, $42.50.

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

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Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.