Internet providers in Wadena, MN

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Wadena internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Wadena 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 Wadena area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Wadena 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 2.340% of those living in Wadena.

There are seven internet providers serving the Wadena area, and 99.30% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wadena's seven internet providers, prices start at $49 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Wadena

The largest internet providers in Wadena are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Wadena.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Wadena residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 99% of the area. Wadena’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Wadena residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Wadena covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wadena, $52.25.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wadena, $2.38.

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 Wadena. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Wadena's providers, 38 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Wadena 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wadena, $52.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wadena, $2.38.

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 Wadena. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Wadena's providers, 38 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 Wadena covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Wadena 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 Wadena, $52.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wadena, $2.38.

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 Wadena. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Wadena's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Wadena, MN internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable99%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 20 MbpsDSL99%
Arvig Enterprises, Inc. - -DSL38%
West Central Telephone Assn. - -Fiber-optic2.338%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

West Central Telephone Assn. is the fastest internet provider in Wadena with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.338% of households in Wadena. The next fastest internet provider in Wadena is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 99% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in Wadena with plans starting at $49/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wadena, $52.25.

West Central Telephone Assn. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wadena, covering 2.338% of the city.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.