Internet providers in Minneapolis, MN

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1. CenturyLink
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Xfinity
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Mediacom
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Viasat
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. HughesNet
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
6. US Internet
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. CenturyLink
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Comcast Business
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Mediacom
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. Viasat
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. HughesNet
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
6. Nextera Holdings, LLC
100% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
7. Megapath
88% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. US Internet
99% available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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2. AT&T
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE

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

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4. T-Mobile
Available in Minneapolis
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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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?

Minneapolis has several excellent choices for internet service, from national brands like CenturyLink and Xfinity to smaller providers like Mediacom. And if none of those options appeal to you, you can go with satellite internet. For Minneapolis residents, there’s no shortage of options in the Twin Cities.

CenturyLink offers the largest coverage area in the city, with Xfinity close behind. Although both providers cover the city center thoroughly, Xfinity 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 available mostly to the west of the downtown area, with very little coverage on the east side. And Viasat, of course, is widely available in Minneapolis.

Summary of Minneapolis internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
US Internet Fiber 1000 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

Coverage between CenturyLink and Xfinity might be comparable, but there’s more to a provider than just its service area. Customer satisfaction scores can be a great indicator of what to expect from an Internet Service Provider (ISP), and we can learn a lot by comparing providers in Minneapolis.

In our own customer satisfaction survey, Xfinity scored five places higher than CenturyLink in overall satisfaction. Although Xfinity once had a reputation for poor customer service, the company has made big positive changes and customers are taking note. Xfinity also outscored CenturyLink in the speed and reliability categories.

J.D. Power ranked Xfinity as the second-best internet provider in all regions of the United States except for the West, where it came in fifth but still ranked above CenturyLink. Mediacom scored lower overall than both CenturyLink and Xfinity.

While each of these providers offers its own strengths, we do think Xfinity’s reliability and speed place it a cut above the rest—as long as it’s available in your neighborhood.

 

Fastest internet service providers in Minneapolis

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Mediacom offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

When it comes to speed, Xfinity is one of the best in the business, and CenturyLink is no slouch either. Both providers offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Minneapolis, which is faster than most people need. Mediacom offers speeds up to 100 Mbps, which seems low compared to 1,000 Mbps but is still plenty for a household of streamers.

Only Viasat falls short in the speed department, but that’s because satellite internet tends to be a little slower than cable. The signal does come from space, after all. But Viasat makes up for slower speeds with unbeatable availability. No matter how far out from town you may live or travel, you can still connect online with Viasat.

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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 by Comcast has a strong presence in Minneapolis. You can get Xfinity internet service in nearly any part of the city, 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.

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.

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. But if you want to go with a smaller cable provider, Mediacom makes a solid choice.

Minneapolis Viasat

If you want a service you can take with you anywhere, Viasat satellite internet coverage is always an option. This internet service is available nationwide, from remote rural areas of Minnesota to busy downtown Minneapolis. 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 for the Twin Cities are CenturyLink, Xfinity, Mediacom, and Viasat. 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?

Yes! Both CenturyLink and Xfinity offer gigabit internet plans in Minneapolis. Speeds as high as 1,000 Mbps (1 gig) are about as fast as you can get for your home, but the plans are pretty expensive. Check with an internet sales agent for plan availability at your address.

What’s the fastest internet service in Minneapolis?

The fastest internet service in Minneapolis is 1,000 Mbps (1 gig). You can get speeds up to 1,000 Mbps with Xfinity and CenturyLink.

Are there free Wi-Fi hotspots in Minneapolis?

You can get free Wi-Fi hotspots in Minneapolis through Xfinity. When you sign up for Xfinity internet service, Xfinity gives you access to a huge network of hotspots at no additional charge. It’s awesome.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Minneapolis

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