Internet Providers in Duluth, Minnesota

Most Popular Internet Providers in Duluth, Minnesota:

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  • 1. CenturyLink
    97.5% Available
    97.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. Spectrum
    78.9% Available
    78.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Includes lease set-up fee. Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. Xfinity
    0.3% Available
    0.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 7
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $170
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 2 Years required
  • 6. 5. AirFiber
    56% Available
    56%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    30 Mbps
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    10 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-30mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $40 - $40
  • 7. 6. Nextera
    45.2% Available
    45.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 2-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes one-time installation/activation fee, which can be spread across 3 months.
    • Price Range: $59 - $125
    • Contracts: 3 Years - 3 Years required
  • 8. 7. Cooperative Light & Power
    23.5% Available
    23.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    7 Mbps
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    7 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-7mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $59.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 9. 8. Mediacom
    13.6% Available
    13.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 60-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $199.99
    Deal
    There are 10 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 10. 9. Nextera Communications
    5.1% Available
    5.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    5 Mbps
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  • 11. 10. Consolidated
    5% Available
    5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    20 Mbps
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    7 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 6-20mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $24.95 - $81.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 12. 11. SCI Broadband
    2.3% Available
    2.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
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    20 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-250mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $39.95 - $84.95
  • 13. Zito Media
    1.6% Available
    1.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free standard installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $79.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 14. Telephone Associates
    0.8% Available
    0.8%

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    Speeds up to:
    5 Mbps
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  • 15. 702
    0.7% Available
    0.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
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    20 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-500mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Price Range: $34.99 - $89.99
4 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Duluth. See All
6 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Duluth. See All
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    99.4% Available
    99.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    99.4% Available
    99.4%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Duluth, Minnesota

3-4 Internet Service Providers, or "ISPs." are available at the average Duluth resident. This is a strong amount of choice in comparison to other cities. Competition of two or more broadband providers in a city often results in lower regional pricing.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available option in Duluth. The provider is accessible for near one hundred percent of Duluth addresses. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Duluth is 25 Mbps download.

When we're looking at network technology available across the city, the most prevalent physical wire Internet tech varieties are DSL and Fiber (97.50 percent coverage) and Cable (78.87 percent coverage). Cable connections are marketed by traditional residential television providers, using existing coaxial cable networks. [1] Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.

CenturyLink provides an alternative. They offer 97 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 140 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet access in Duluth. For example, fixed wireless providers such as AirFiber can reach 30 Mbps or more using direct wireless hardware. Outside of residential Internet, there are 11 providers in Duluth offering enterprise-level technologies like T1 and MPLS. We list every provider with explicit business services online, but consumer-focused companies often offer unlisted business plans as well.

The broadband availability statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of governmental data and private data collected directly from telecom industry sources, or through private third parties. Statistics about speed and performance data is sourced from M-Labs. Our researchers have hand-sourced price on 579 Internet packages within Duluth to date.

  • There are 22 internet providers in Duluth with 15 of those offering residential service
  • Duluth is the 85th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Esko, Saginaw, Carlton, Superior, and South Range.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Duluth: Proctor and Hermantown
  • The fastest zip code in Duluth for July 2021 is 55803. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

7,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Duluth, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 13.6%
Zito Media 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.6%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 0.3%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 97.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 78.9%
SCI Broadband 250 Mbps Cable 32s 2.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
702 Communications 500 Mbps DSL and Fiber 16s 0.7%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s 5.0%
Nextera Communications 5 Mbps DSL 27m 18s 5.1%
Telephone Associates 5 Mbps DSL 27m 18s 0.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Duluth

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Duluth is the 85th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Esko, Saginaw, Carlton, Superior, and South Range.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 6,000 people in St. Louis County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 21% of people living in Duluth have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 94% of Duluth residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 55803 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Duluth.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In St. Louis County, approximately 22,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Internet Access for Education in Duluth

University Of Minnesota-Duluth and The College Of Saint Scholastica are the biggest universities in Duluth. For the 15,297 combined students living in the area, fast internet access is a must for accessing online course materials and conducting research. University Of Minnesota-Duluth residential buildings have 3-4 internet providers servicing the area on average, whereas The College Of Saint Scholastica has nearer to 3. University Of Minnesota-Duluth students that live surrounding campus can expect to get downstream speeds of around 59.06 Mbps, according to speed test data in the University Of Minnesota-Duluth zip code. Speeds close to The College Of Saint Scholastica average out to 80.08 Mbps over 13,592 tests run in the past year. FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve internet availability for college and high school attendees.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Duluth

Data from our researchers suggests that popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately since subscribers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Compare Duluth to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Duluth 73.9 Mbps 17 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +460.5 Mbps ) 17 $0.41 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +74.9 Mbps ) 17 $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +86.7 Mbps ) 15 ( -2 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +95.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +88.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -9 ) $0.30 ( + $0.00 )