Internet providers in 56304

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56304 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL5.305%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable89%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.231%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL84%
Midcontinent Communications $49.95 10 - 200 MbpsCable9.584%
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56304 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 56304 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 56304 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.230% of those living in the 56304 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 56304 area, and 95.05% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 56304, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56304

The largest internet providers serving the 56304 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 56304 ZIP code, covering 89% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 84% of the area. Saint Cloud’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 56304 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

89%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56304 ZIP code, covering 89% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56304 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 Saint Cloud, $46.32.

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 Saint Cloud, $0.95.

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 56304 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Saint Cloud's providers, 246 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

84%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56304 ZIP code, covering 84% 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 Cloud, $46.32.

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 Cloud, $0.95.

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 56304 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Saint Cloud's providers, 246 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 the 56304 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56304 ZIP 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 Saint Cloud, $46.32.

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 Saint Cloud, $0.95.

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 56304 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Saint Cloud's providers, 246 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 56304 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 56304 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.231% of households in 56304. The next fastest internet provider in the 56304 ZIP code is Midcontinent Communications, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 9.584% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 56304 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Saint Cloud, $46.32.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56304 ZIP code, covering 1.231% of the city.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.