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Internet providers in Rochester, MN

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Rochester, MN internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.979%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL65%
Jaguar Communications - -Fiber-optic4.831%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rochester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rochester 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 Rochester area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Rochester residents. DSL 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 6.810% of those living in Rochester.

There are eight internet providers serving the Rochester area, and 97.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rochester's eight internet providers, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Rochester

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Rochester residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 65% of the area. Rochester’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rochester residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Rochester covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $51.66.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $0.81.

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 Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 256 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

65%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Rochester covering 65% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Rochester 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $51.66.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $0.81.

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 Rochester. These download speeds are available to 65% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 256 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 Rochester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rochester 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $51.66.

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 Rochester, $0.81.

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 Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 256 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Rochester with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.979% of households in Rochester. The next fastest internet provider in Rochester is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Rochester with plans starting at $44.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $51.66.

Jaguar Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Rochester, covering 4.831% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Rochester and is available to 1.979% of households.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.