Internet providers in Rockford, MN

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Rockford 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 Rockford area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Rockford residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rockford, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Rockford area, and 98.29% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rockford's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Rockford

The largest internet providers in Rockford are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Windstream bringing cable and DSL options to Rockford.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Rockford residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 98% of the area. Rockford’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers DSL to around 49% of Rockford residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rockford 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 Rockford, $47.79.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rockford, $2.52.

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 Rockford. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Rockford's providers, 36 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Rockford covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Rockford 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $47.79.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rockford, $2.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Rockford. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rockford's providers, 36 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

49%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to about half of households in Rockford covering 49% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Rockford 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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $47.79.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rockford, $2.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Rockford. These download speeds are available to 49% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rockford's providers, 36 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Rockford and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Rockford at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Rockford at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Rockford residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Rockford, MN internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 20 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 12 MbpsDSL49%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Rockford with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Rockford. The next fastest internet provider in Rockford is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Rockford with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rockford, $47.79.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

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.

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