Internet providers in Minneapolis, MN

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1. Xfinity
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. CenturyLink
100% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Self installation available 

3. US Internet
15% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Mediacom
1% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

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7. Synergy Internet
95% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
8. Nextera Communications
96% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
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1. Comcast Business
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. US Internet
15% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Mediacom
1% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Viasat
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Nextera Communications
96% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
7. Zayo Group
20% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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4. AT&T Wireless
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Minneapolis?

CenturyLink has the largest coverage in Minneapolis offering DSL and fiber internet.

Xfinity is close behind in terms of coverage, but it falls short in the far eastern and western parts of the metro area. Neither provider offers coverage in the Baker Park Reserve, but Xfinity does extend its coverage beyond the stateline near Willow River State Park in Wisconsin.

Mediacom is another cable internet provider and is available mostly to the west of the downtown area, with very little coverage on the east side.

Viasat and HughesNet satellite services are available in areas that don’t have landline access, or if you’re not happy with the landline options. Satellite internet is slower and more expensive, however.

Summary of Minneapolis internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 2.0/5
US Internet Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Synergy Internet Cable & DSL 200 Mbps N/A
Nextera Communications Fixed Wireless 6 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Highest-rated internet providers in Minneapolis

Xfinity ranked better than CenturyLink for speed and reliability in our annual customer satisfaction survey. CenturyLink came out ahead of Xfinity in customer satisfaction with price and customer service, but both scored on the low end for overall customer satisfaction. 

While Xfinity customers gave their service lower-than-average scores, most of them (87%) also said that their speeds usually or always met their household needs. And fiber internet customers for both Xfinity and CenturyLink rated their satisfaction higher than other customers with different internet types.

Mediacom customers rated their satisfaction a little higher than Xfinity and CenturyLink overall. It ranked 4th out of 12 internet providers in the reliability category, surpassing Xfinity (10th) and CenturyLink (12th).

 

Fastest internet service providers in Minneapolis

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

US Internet offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Synergy Internet offers internet at speeds up to 200 Mbps

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Minneapolis with speeds up to 1,200 Mbps using fiber. US Internet also delivers fiber connections, but at a slightly lower 1,000 Mbps maximum speed. CenturyLink provides fiber internet with speeds up to 940 Mbps.

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Xfinity vs. CenturyLink

Compare the two biggest providers in Minneapolis with this one-on-one review.

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How to Install CenturyLink

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How to Install Xfinity

Xfinity self-installation is easy and will save you money. We’ll show you how to do it.

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Minneapolis residential internet coverage

Minneapolis Xfinity

Xfinity is available in nearly any part of Minneapolis, from Bryn Mawr on the west side all the way over to Howe and Cooper in the east. The coverage is not quite as widespread as CenturyLink, but all the major neighborhoods should get service.

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Minneapolis CenturyLink

CenturyLink is the most available provider in Minneapolis. You’ll find CenturyLink coverage in the entire metro area, as well as surrounding suburbs and other outlying areas.

Coverage stretches from Shingle Creek down to Diamond Lake in the south, and from Willard-Hay all the way over to Hiawatha. In downtown Minneapolis, popular areas like Prospect Park and University also get coverage, with speeds reaching up to 1,000 Mbps in some neighborhoods.

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Minneapolis Mediacom

Mediacom has a smaller presence in Minneapolis, mostly on the southwest side of the city. The speeds are also slower than Xfinity or CenturyLink. It’s a solid choice if you want to go with a smaller cable provider.

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Minneapolis Viasat and HughesNet

Viasat and HughesNet satellite internet coverage is always an option. Both are available nationwide. You’ll get slower speeds but wider availability.

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Featured customer reviews

CenturyLink

“Bradley was one of the best technican what I ever had! Friendly, easy to work with, fast. He explained everything what customer should know. Thank you for a great service!”

–D. Majka

Xfinity

“I switched to Comcast Infinity a few months ago and I can’t believe the difference! The speed is lighting fast compared to my last internet provider.”

–S. Stickney

Mediacom

“The phone service representative was extremely helpful in meeting are needs, to avoid constant overage of our internet service. She explained that bundling would save us money and provide us larger useage, better service and more options.”

–T. Honeycutt

Minneapolis internet FAQ

What internet providers are available in Minneapolis?

The top internet providers are CenturyLink, Xfinity, Mediacom, US Internet, Viasat, and HughesNet. You can get a complete list of available internet providers by entering your specific zip code at the top of the page.

Can I get gigabit internet (1,000 Mbps) in Minneapolis?

CenturyLink, Xfinity, and US Internet offer gigabit internet plans in Minneapolis. Speeds as high as 1,200 Mbps (1.2 Gbps) are about as fast as you can get for your home. Enter your zip code at the top of the page for plan availability at your address.

What’s the fastest internet service in Minneapolis?

Xfinity provides the fastest internet service in Minneapolis with speeds up to 1,200 Mbps (1.2 Gbps). CenturyLink and US Internet max out at 1,000 Mbps.

Are there free Wi-Fi hotspots in Minneapolis?

Xfinity provides free Wi-Fi hotspots in Minneapolis at no additional charge once you select a plan.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Minneapolis

CenturyLink

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Hannah J | 06-07-2019

I used century link a couple years ago and had no issues. This year.. to start, setting up service was horrible. Took at least 2 hours from start to finish between online and over the phone. Over the phone I ended up hanging up on the service provider because he was unprofessional and I had been on the line with him for 45 minutes and got nowhere with my order. Today someone was supposed to come out from 3-5. I called at 4:30 to confirm they were coming because I got no confirmation today. After hearing nothing from them, I called again at 5:00. They said they should be arriving 20 minutes later. It is now over almost 2 hours past the end of the instillation window and I've been told 3 times that the technician will call me. I also got an email showing the bill I will be getting and it is more than discussed in the original call (which unfortunately they don't email you record of upon setting up service). Unless they offer something big for the inconvenience of this entire experience, I will be canceling immediately. Don't bother trying to get a slightly cheaper rate and just go with another option

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Julie M | 01-15-2019

I am absolutely livid. I have been on hold after telling the customer service rep I wanted to discontinue all services for more than an hour. I am dropping Century Link because their pricing is ridiculous; the rates constantly inch upward as "promotions" expire. When I was on Autopay I was consistently overcharged and had to waste time having my bill corrected. My mother, another one-time CL customer, was told by a CL employee to "never enroll in the autopay program", as it was notorious for billing mistakes. Resounding praise from your own employee! Every change I have tried to make to my account has been a hassle. I have wasted more hours of time and gas driving to brick and mortar stores to correct issues that should have been easily rectified over the phone than I can account for. I plan to have a party when I am finally rid of this company!

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Dave F | 12-12-2018

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Customer service sucks!!!

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