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Internet providers in Minneapolis and across the state

Whether you live in the suburbs of Minneapolis, the heart of Rochester or one of Minnesota’s more rural areas, you won’t have to look far for a high-speed internet connection. Broadband internet availability and quality are high throughout the North Star State.

The most popular internet providers in Minnesota are CenturyLink, Spectrum, XFINITY and HughesNet. Allconnect® can help you learn more about internet providers and plans in Minneapolis, Minnesota, all in one convenient place. 

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Types of internet service in Minnesota

Depending on where you live in Minnesota, you may have access to different types of internet. The type of internet you choose often plays a major role in the price and available speeds for internet in Minnesota.

Here’s a look at the types of internet offered in Minnesota:

Internet type Availability in Minnesota Availability in Minneapolis Top providers Average speeds
DSL 92.9% 99.7% Up to 25 Mbps
Cable 82.4% 99.3% XFINITY Up to 1 Gbps
Fiber 16.5% 12.9% Up to 1 Gbps
Satellite 99.9% 99.9% Up to 25 Mbps

Biggest internet providers in Minnesota

There are a number of internet providers in Minnesota, especially in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area. Available providers will depend on your location, as will available speeds and plan pricing.

Living in Minneapolis will likely give you access to more internet providers and plans in Minnesota than other regions. For some rural areas, satellite internet may be the best option for speed and reliability.

Check out some of the possible internet providers for your Minnesota home.

Internet type: Cable

Availability in Minnesota: 46.5%

Availability in Minneapolis: 99.3%

Primary areas of service: Twin Cities

Plans starting at: $29.99/mo.*

Fastest speeds: Up to 1,000 Mbps; Up to 2,000 Mbps in select areas

Special offers: Free access to Wi-Fi hotspots

Internet type: Cable

Availability in Minnesota: 17%

Availability in Minneapolis: <10%

Primary areas of service: Central Minnesota, St. Cloud, Brainerd

Plans starting at: $44.99/mo.*

Fastest speeds: Up to 940 Mbps

Special offers: Free modem, free online security protection with Security Suite®

Internet type: Satellite

Availability in Minnesota: 99.9%

Availability in Minneapolis: 99.9%

Primary areas of service: All of Minnesota has access to satellite internet

Plans starting at: $59.99/mo.*

Fastest speeds: Up to 25 Mbps

Special offers: Standard installation included

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 04/20/18.

What speeds do you need for your home?

Having the fastest internet in Minnesota is great, but it’s unnecessary to pay for ultra-fast internet if you don’t need it. Consider your internet usage before choosing an internet plan for your home to ensure you get the most value from your plan.

1-6 Mbps – Ideal for light internet activity such as browsing the web, sending emails, downloading pictures and music a few songs at a time. DSL is the most common internet type to offer these speeds.

10-25 Mbps – Better equipped for streaming shows and movies in standard definition, downloading multiple files at once and connecting 2-3 devices. These speeds can usually support online gaming as well, but you may experience frequent lagging. DSL, satellite internet and some cable plans offer these speeds.

40-75 Mbps – Perfect for moderate internet use such as HD streaming and online gaming with less buffering, downloading 25+ songs at a time and connecting 4-7 devices at once. Cable internet will be your best option for these speeds.

100+ Mbps – Best for heavy internet use, HD streaming, online gaming, video conferencing and connecting up to 10 devices at once. Cable internet providers may provide speeds of 100+ Mbps. Where available, fiber internet is a great option for getting incredibly fast upload and download speeds.

Which internet speeds are available in your area? Check all the internet speed options for your Minnesota home with Allconnect.

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Cheapest internet in Minnesota and the Twin Cities area

XFINITY offers plans starting at $29.99/mo.* as their lowest-priced internet available in Minnesota. With the lowest-priced plans, you can expect download speeds around 15 Mbps, which is sufficient for sending emails, downloading music and some standard-definition streaming.

Before going with the cheapest internet plan in Minnesota, it’s important to make sure it offers enough speed to handle your online activity. If you want to stream in HD, game online or connect multiple devices at once, the lowest-priced internet plan will likely not meet your needs. Consider your internet usage and check out all available plans before committing to an internet plan based solely on price.

*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 04/20/18.

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Wi-Fi hotspots and free Wi-Fi access in Minnesota

Minneapolis is one of the few cities to offer residents free Wi-Fi throughout the entire city. With access to more than 100 outdoor hotspots, you can connect to the city’s free Wi-Fi network from nearly anywhere within the city limits. See the location of all free wireless hotspots in Minneapolis.

If you have Spectrum or XFINITY, you can access free Wi-Fi hotspots from your provider in select areas of Minnesota, including Minneapolis.

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Last updated on 4/20/18.

Get better home services in Minnesota

Whether you’re new to the Minneapolis area or just looking for faster internet, cheaper cable service and more reliable home phone, our TV and internet experts can make the process simple. Call Allconnect now to get the most up-to-date pricing and offers from major national providers. We’ll find and compare providers in your area to help you select a plan that’s right for you and your family.