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Internet providers in 55972

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55972 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 60 MbpsDSL95%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable92%
Hiawatha Broadband Communications $59.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
LTD Broadband $50.00 6 - 244 MbpsWireless100%
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55972 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 55972 ZIP code 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 55972 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Saint Charles, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 55972 area, and 93.76% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 55972, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 55972

The largest internet providers serving the 55972 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Hiawatha Broadband Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 55972 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 92% of the area. Saint Charles’s third most-available internet provider, Hiawatha Broadband Communications , offers cable to around 93% of residents in the 55972 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

60 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55972 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 Saint Charles, $49.16.

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 Saint Charles, $0.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 60 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 55972 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Saint Charles's providers, 399 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

92%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55972 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55972 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 Saint Charles, $49.16.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Saint Charles, $0.91.

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 55972 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Saint Charles's providers, 399 Mbps.

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Hiawatha Broadband Communications cable internet

Provider

Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Hiawatha Broadband Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 55972 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

Hiawatha Broadband Communications ’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 55972 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Hiawatha Broadband Communications start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Saint Charles, $49.16.

Hiawatha Broadband Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Saint Charles, $0.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Hiawatha Broadband Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 55972 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Saint Charles's providers, 399 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 55972 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 55972 and the greater Saint Charles area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Saint Charles at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Saint Charles at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 55972 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Saint Charles may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Saint Charles DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 55972 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 55972 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in 55972. The next fastest internet provider in the 55972 ZIP code is Hiawatha Broadband Communications , offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 55972 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Saint Charles, $49.16.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.