Internet providers in 56201

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Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL2.454%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable95%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL55%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 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, $42.24.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Willmar, $1.17.

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, 69 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, $42.24.

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 Willmar, $1.17.

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, 69 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, $42.24.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Willmar, $1.17.

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, 69 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Willmar 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 Willmar cable and DSL internet providers.

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, $42.24.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.