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Internet providers in 56081

Find internet providers serving the 56081 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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56081 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 25 MbpsDSL97%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Christensen Communications $7.95 -Fiber-optic34%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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56081 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 56081 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 56081 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 34% of those living in the 56081 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 56081 area, and 95.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 56081, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Saint James

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 137 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 121 Mbps 87 Mbps DSL
Christensen Communications 29 Mbps 13 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 56081

The largest internet providers serving the 56081 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Christensen Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 56081 ZIP code, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 97% of the area. Saint James’s third most-available internet provider, Christensen Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 34% of residents in the 56081 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56081 ZIP code, covering 97% 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Saint 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 Saint 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 56081 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Saint 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

97%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56081 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56081 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 Saint 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 Saint 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 56081 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Saint 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

34%

Fiber-optic from Christensen Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 56081 ZIP code, covering 34% 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 56081 ZIP code 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 Saint 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 56081 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Saint James's providers, 217 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 56081 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 56081 and the greater Saint James area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Saint James at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Saint James at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 56081 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 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 Saint James DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 56081 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 56081 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in 56081. The next fastest internet provider in the 56081 ZIP code is Christensen Communications, offering download speeds up to 60 Mbps to 34% of the area.

Christensen Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 56081 ZIP with service starting at $7.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Saint James, $38.81.

Christensen Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56081 ZIP code, covering 34% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.