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Internet providers in St. Paul, MN

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St. Paul, MN internet providers

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 250 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic26%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL68%
GTT Communications - -DSL4.670%
Nextera - -Wired0.031%
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St. Paul internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in St. Paul 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. Paul area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of St. Paul residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 26% of those living in St. Paul.

There are six internet providers serving the St. Paul area, and 99.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among St. Paul's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in St. Paul

The largest internet providers in St. Paul are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to St. Paul.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all St. Paul residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 68% of the area. St. Paul’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 26% of St. Paul residents.

Xfinity cable internet

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

250 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in St. Paul covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in St. Paul, $46.24.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. Paul, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in St. Paul. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. Paul's providers, 360 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

68%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in St. Paul covering 68% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in St. Paul 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 St. Paul, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. Paul, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in St. Paul. These download speeds are available to 68% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. Paul's providers, 360 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

26%

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

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

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in St. Paul, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. Paul, $2.43.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in St. Paul. These download speeds are available to 26% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all St. Paul's providers, 360 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in St. Paul with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 26% of households in St. Paul. The next fastest internet provider in St. Paul is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 250 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in St. Paul with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in St. Paul, $46.24.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in St. Paul, covering 26% of the city. Nextera also offers fiber internet in St. Paul and is available to 0.028% of households.

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.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.