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Internet providers in 56201

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL2.454%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable95%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL55%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 12 MbpsDSL23%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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56201 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 56201 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 56201 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% 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 Willmar, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are nine internet providers serving the 56201 area, and 94.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 56201, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 244 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 56201

The largest internet providers serving the 56201 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Windstream bringing cable and DSL options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 56201 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 55% of the area. Willmar’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers DSL to around 23% of residents in the 56201 ZIP code.

Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 56201 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 56201 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 Willmar, $42.57.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Willmar, $2.24.

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 56201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Willmar's providers, 76 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

55%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 56201 ZIP code, covering 55% 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 Willmar, $42.57.

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 Willmar, $2.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 56201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 55% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Willmar's providers, 76 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

23%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 56201 ZIP code, covering 23% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Willmar, $42.57.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 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 Willmar, $2.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in 56201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Willmar's providers, 76 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 56201 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 56201 and the greater Willmar area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Willmar at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Willmar at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 56201 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 56201 frequently asked questions

LTD Broadband is the fastest internet provider in the 56201 ZIP code with download speeds up to 244 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 56201. The next fastest internet provider in the 56201 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 56201 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Willmar, $42.57.

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.

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.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.