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Internet providers in 56701

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL96%
Sjoberg's Inc. - -Cable95%
Sjoberg's Inc. - -Fiber-optic0.427%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
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56701 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 56701 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 56701 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Thief River Falls, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the 56701 area, and 94.55% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 56701, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56701

The largest internet providers serving the 56701 ZIP code are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 56701 ZIP code, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Thief River Falls’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 56701 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56701 ZIP code, covering 96% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Thief River Falls, $51.66.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Thief River Falls, $3.23.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 56701 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Thief River Falls's providers, 17 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 56701 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56701 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Thief River Falls, $51.66.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Thief River Falls, $3.23.

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 56701 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Thief River Falls's providers, 17 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in the 56701 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 56701 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Thief River Falls, $51.66.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Thief River Falls, $3.23.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 56701 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Thief River Falls's providers, 17 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 56701 frequently asked questions

Sjoberg's Inc. is the fastest internet provider in the 56701 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in 56701. The next fastest internet provider in the 56701 ZIP code is Sjoberg's Inc., offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 0.427% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in the 56701 ZIP with service starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Thief River Falls, $51.66.

Sjoberg's Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56701 ZIP code, covering 0.427% of the city.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

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.