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Internet providers in St. James, MN

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St. James, MN internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 25 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Christensen Communications $7.95 -Fiber-optic26%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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St. James internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in St. James 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 St. James area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of St. James residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 26% of those living in St. James.

There are seven internet providers serving the St. James area, and 98.91% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among St. James's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in St. James

The largest internet providers in St. James are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Christensen Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to St. James.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all St. James residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. St. James’s third most-available internet provider, Christensen Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 26% of St. James residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in St. James covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in St. James 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in St. James, $38.81.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. James, $1.62.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in St. James. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. James's providers, 217 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

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in St. James covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in St. James, $38.81.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. James, $1.62.

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 St. James. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all St. James's providers, 217 Mbps.

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Christensen Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Christensen Communications

Starting price*
$7.95/mo.
Max download speed

60 Mbps

Max upload speed

60 Mbps

Average availability

26%

Fiber-optic from Christensen Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in St. James covering 26% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Christensen Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout St. James than other internet types.

Internet prices for Christensen Communications start at $7.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in St. James, $38.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Christensen Communications offers download speeds up to 60 Mbps and upload speeds up to 60 Mbps in St. James. These download speeds are available to 26% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. James's providers, 217 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in St. James and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in St. James at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in St. James at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many St. James residents, 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 St. James 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 St. James DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in St. James with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in St. James. The next fastest internet provider in St. James is Christensen Communications, offering download speeds up to 60 Mbps to 26% of the area.

Christensen Communications offers the cheapest internet in St. James with plans starting at $7.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in St. James, $38.81.

Christensen Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in St. James, covering 26% of the city.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.