Internet providers in 56482

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Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable68%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL78%
ARROWHEAD - 25 - 60 MbpsDSL23%
West Central Telephone Association $54.45 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic16%
ARROWHEAD - 25 - 100 MbpsCable1.532%
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56482 internet service at a glance

At 95%, broadband coverage in the 56482 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 56482 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 87% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 69% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in the 56482 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 56482 area, and 73.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 56482, prices start at $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56482

The largest internet providers serving the 56482 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and West Central Telephone Association bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to most in the 56482 ZIP code, covering 68% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 78% of the area. Wadena’s third most-available internet provider, West Central Telephone Association, offers fiber-optic to around 16% of residents in the 56482 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

68%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to most households in the 56482 ZIP code, covering 68% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56482 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wadena, $49.57.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wadena, $0.89.

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 56482 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 68% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wadena's providers, 230 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 56482 ZIP code, covering 78% 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wadena, $49.57.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wadena, $0.89.

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 56482 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wadena's providers, 230 Mbps.

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West Central Telephone Association fiber-optic internet

Provider

West Central Telephone Association

Starting price*
$54.45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

16%

Fiber-optic from West Central Telephone Association offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 56482 ZIP code, covering 16% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from West Central Telephone Association is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 56482 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for West Central Telephone Association start at $54.45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wadena, $49.57.

West Central Telephone Association customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.18 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wadena, $0.89.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, West Central Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 56482 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wadena's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 56482 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 56482 and the greater Wadena area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wadena at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Wadena at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 56482 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 Wadena 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 Wadena DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 56482 frequently asked questions

West Central Telephone Association is the fastest internet provider in the 56482 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 16% of households in 56482. The next fastest internet provider in the 56482 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 68% of the area.

A Better Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 56482 ZIP with service starting at $43/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Wadena, $49.57.

West Central Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 56482 ZIP code, covering 16% of the city.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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%.