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Internet Providers in Rochester, Minnesota

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Residential Internet Providers in Rochester

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  • 97.9%

    140 Mbps

    (866) 807-6441

    Verified Data Fiber-Backed DSL

    • 97.92% of Rochester can access CenturyLink service.
    • CenturyLink sells DSL service.
    • Subscribers to CenturyLink internet services in Rochester can expect average speed tests of 24.30 Mbps.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (866) 807-6441
    35% User Recommendation Rating

    CenturyLink Plans - DSL

    • Internet:
      $45.00/mo for 10 Mbps w/ 1 TB Data
      (866) 807-6441
    • Internet:
      $50.00/mo for 20 Mbps w/ 1 TB Data
      (866) 807-6441

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with CenturyLink. Last updated on 10/6/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    CenturyLink In Rochester

    CenturyLink offers DSL internet and home phone services to roughly 115,000 people or 98% of people within Rochester.

    We've recorded two of CenturyLink's internet only plans which range from 10mbps to 20mbps with data caps.

    Undecided? See these 2,611 real CenturyLink reviews to see what other customers thought about their service.

    For full details on plans that include TV and home phone, make sure to visit our guide on CenturyLink's bundles and promotional offers.

  • 97.8%

    120 Mbps

    (844) 602-3865

    Verified Data Fiber-Backed Cable

    • Spectrum offers 3 internet plans, as well as 4 bundled television packages.
    • Packages from Spectrum in Rochester don't use streaming limits.
    • Plans start at $44.99.
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  • 13.6%

    1,000 Mbps

    (866) 807-6441

    Verified Data Fiber Fiber-Backed Copper

    • CenturyLink serves 4 zip codes in Rochester.
    • Local plans from CenturyLink are fiber internet.
    • CenturyLink service starts at $55/month.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (866) 807-6441
    35% User Recommendation Rating

    CenturyLink Plans - Fiber

    • Internet:
      $55.00/mo for 40 Mbps w/ 1 TB Data
      (866) 807-6441
    • Internet:
      $65.00/mo for 100 Mbps w/ 1 TB Data
      (866) 807-6441
    • Internet:
      $85.00/mo for 1,000 Mbps
      (866) 807-6441

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with CenturyLink. Last updated on 10/6/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    CenturyLink In Rochester

    CenturyLink is an internet service provider offering fiber coverage to 14% of Rochester. In addition to internet, they also offer home phone service.

    Based on the three plans we've collected, prices range from $55.00-$85.00/mo with max download speeds between 40 and 1,000mbps. These plans have data caps in place.

    To view all of CenturyLink's packages make sure to visit our detailed guide on CenturyLink Bundle Deals.

  • 33.9%

    140 Mbps

    (866) 877-0413

    Verified Data Fiber-Backed DSL

    • EarthLink has coverage in 2 zip codes locally.
    • EarthLink currently offers 4 packages in the area.
    • EarthLink offers unlimited data use.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (866) 877-0413
    No user ratings yet.

    EarthLink Plans

    • Internet:
      $14.95/mo for 3.0 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $19.95/mo for 7.0 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $19.95/mo for 6.0 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $24.95/mo for 15 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with EarthLink. Last updated on 10/17/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    EarthLink In Rochester

    EarthLink is an internet service provider offering DSL coverage to 34% of Rochester.

    Based on the four plans we've collected, prices range from $14.95-$24.95/mo with max download speeds between 3.0 and 15mbps. These plans have no explicit data caps that we've found.

    If you're shopping for additional services, make sure to compare EarthLink's latest promotional offers as bundling can often be a great value.

  • 2.4%

    1,000 Mbps

    (866) 877-0413

    Verified Data Fiber

    • EarthLink has coverage in 2 zip codes locally.
    • EarthLink currently offers 5 packages in the area.
    • EarthLink offers unlimited data use.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (866) 877-0413
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    EarthLink Plans

    • HyperLink 50:
      $49.95/mo for 50 Mbps
    • HyperLink 80:
      $69.95/mo for 80 Mbps
    • HyperLink 100:
      $79.95/mo for 100 Mbps
    • HyperLink 200:
      $89.95/mo for 200 Mbps
    • HyperLink 1 Gbps:
      $99.95/mo for 1,000 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with EarthLink. Last updated on 10/16/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    EarthLink In Rochester

    EarthLink is an internet service provider offering fiber coverage to 2% of Rochester.

    Based on the five plans we've collected, prices range from $49.95-$99.95/mo with max download speeds between 50 and 1,000mbps. These plans have no explicit data caps that we've found.

    If you're shopping for additional services, make sure to compare EarthLink's latest promotional offers as bundling can often be a great value.

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  • 4.6%

    100 Mbps

    (800) 250-1517

    Fiber

    • Rochester has 3 internet package options from Jaguar.
    • Fiber is the top service from Jaguar.
    • Jaguar plans currently start at $69.95.
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    88% User Recommendation Rating

    Jaguar Communications Plans

    • Internet:
      $69.95/mo for 75 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $79.95/mo for 100 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $89.95/mo for 125 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with Jaguar Communications. Last updated on 9/7/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    Jaguar In Rochester

    Jaguar is an internet service provider offering fiber coverage to 5% of Rochester. In addition to internet, they also offer TV and home phone service.

    Based on the three plans we've collected, prices range from $69.95-$89.95/mo with max download speeds between 75 and 125mbps. These plans have no explicit data caps that we've found.

  • 0.3%

    50 Mbps

    (218) 284-5702

    DSL

    • Plans do not include data limits.
    • 702's star rating is 33.45% above-average compared with the competition.
    • 702 packages start at $34.99/month.
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    72% User Recommendation Rating

    702 Communications Plans

    • Internet:
      $34.99/mo for 25 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $49.99/mo for 100 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with 702 Communications. Last updated on 10/16/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    702 In Rochester

    702 is an internet service provider offering DSL coverage to 0% of Rochester. In addition to internet, they also offer home phone service.

    Based on the two plans we've collected, prices range from $34.99-$49.99/mo with max download speeds between 25 and 100mbps. These plans have no explicit data caps that we've found.

  • 0.2%

    25 Mbps

    (800) 473-1442

    DSL

    • BEVCOMM prices start as low as $49.95.
    • BEVCOMM's three and a half-star rating is 21.6% above average.
    • DSL is BEVCOMM's top service option.
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    61% User Recommendation Rating

    BEVCOMM Plans

    • Internet:
      $49.95/mo for 4.0 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $59.95/mo for 8.0 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $69.95/mo for 15 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $79.95/mo for 25 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with BEVCOMM. Last updated on 9/12/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    BEVCOMM In Rochester

    BEVCOMM offers DSL internet, TV, and home phone services to roughly 200 people or 0% of people within Rochester.

    We've recorded four of BEVCOMM's internet only plans which range from 4.0mbps to 25mbps.

Fixed Wireless Providers

  • 100.0%

    1.0 Mbps

    (800) 696-8543

    Fixed Wireless

    • King Street Wireless uses fixed wireless to provide home internet service.
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    King Street Wireless Plans

    After looking over their website, we did not find any details about King Street Wireless' plans and pricing for fixed wireless service.

    To get pricing you'll either need to call them or submit your details on their website.

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    King Street Wireless In Rochester

    King Street Wireless offers fixed wireless internet services to roughly 118,000 people or 100% of people within Rochester.

  • 99.6%

    40 Mbps

    (888) 474-9995

    Fixed Wireless

    • HBC uses fixed wireless to provide home internet service.
    • Consumer ratings of HBC are above average.
    • Plans run from $49.99–79.99.
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    80% User Recommendation Rating

    HBC Plans

    • Internet:
      $49.99/mo for 15 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $64.99/mo for 25 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $79.99/mo for 40 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with HBC. Last updated on 9/24/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    HBC In Rochester

    HBC offers internet and home phone delivered over fixed wireless in 100% of Rochester.

    Currently, we've cataloged three plans with prices ranging from $49.99-$79.99/mo that offer download from 15-40mbps. HBC's plans have no explicit data caps that we've found.

  • 18.8%

    100 Mbps

    (507) 634-9434

    Fixed Wireless

    • Minnesota WiFi provides fixed wireless service in Rochester.
    • Minnesota WiFi star ratings are 40.47% above average.
    • Minnesota WiFi provides coverage in 3 zip codes locally.
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    80% User Recommendation Rating

    Minnesota WiFi Plans

    After looking over their website, we did not find any details about Minnesota WiFi's plans and pricing for fixed wireless service.

    To get pricing you'll either need to call them or submit your details on their website.

    If you've been able to find publicly available plan pricing, please click the "Report Inaccuracy" and our team will investigate.

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    Minnesota WiFi In Rochester

    Minnesota WiFi offers internet and home phone delivered over fixed wireless in 19% of Rochester.

  • 1.4%

    40 Mbps

    (507) 369-6669

    Fixed Wireless

    • LTD prices start as low as $40.
    • LTD uses fixed wireless to provide home internet service.
    • LTD provides coverage in 4 zip codes in Rochester.
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    LTD Broadband Plans

    • BASIC:
      $40.00/mo for 3.0 Mbps
    • FASTER:
      $60.00/mo for 6.0 Mbps
    • FAMILY:
      $80.00/mo for 10 Mbps
    • ULTRA:
      $90.00/mo for 25 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with LTD Broadband. Last updated on 10/3/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    LTD In Rochester

    LTD is an internet service provider offering fixed wireless coverage to 1% of Rochester.

    Based on the four plans we've collected, prices range from $40.00-$90.00/mo with max download speeds between 3.0 and 25mbps. These plans have no explicit data caps that we've found.

3 residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Rochester. Show all providers

Satellite Internet Providers

  • 100.0%

    100 Mbps

    (855) 414-1685

    Verified Data Satellite

    • Viasat provides a satellite alternative in Rochester.
    • Viasat service starts at $50.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (855) 414-1685
    35% User Recommendation Rating

    Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Plans

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with Viasat Internet (formerly Exede). Last updated on 10/7/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    Viasat In Rochester

    Viasat is a satellite internet provider with service available to 100% of Rochester.

  • 100.0%

    25 Mbps

    (877) 203-1538

    Verified Data Satellite

    • HughesNet is a satellite broadband provider.
    • HughesNet service starts at $39.99.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (877) 203-1538
    25% User Recommendation Rating

    HughesNet Plans

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with HughesNet. Last updated on 10/9/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    HughesNet In Rochester

    HughesNet is a satellite internet provider with service available to 100% of Rochester.

Business Internet Providers in Rochester

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  • 99.9%

    140 Mbps

    (888) 492-3705

    DSL

    • Business internet plans from CenturyLink Business start at $65 monthly.
    • Several different DSL service options are offered by CenturyLink Business in Rochester.
    • CenturyLink Business holds an average speed of 24.30 Mbps in Rochester.
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    Set up CenturyLink Business Service

    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (888) 492-3705
    35% User Recommendation Rating

    CenturyLink Business Plans

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with CenturyLink Business. Last updated on 10/6/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    CenturyLink Business In Rochester

    CenturyLink Business offers a small business internet plan for $65.00/mo with download speeds up to 40mbps. CenturyLink Business covers about 100% of Rochester with its DSL-based business internet services.

  • 76.9%

    120 Mbps

    (877) 558-9841

    Cable

    • The average speed test result for Spectrum Business in the area is 98.52 Mbps.
    • In general, pricing with Spectrum Business varies from $59.99–249.99.
    • In Rochester, Spectrum Business offers cable packages.
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  • 0.7%

    25 Mbps

    (800) 473-1442

    DSL

    • BEVCOMM internet service prices run around $64.95.
    • BEVCOMM offers fiber-backed DSL in the local area.
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    61% User Recommendation Rating

    BEVCOMM Plans

    • Internet:
      $64.95/mo for 4.0 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $74.95/mo for 8.0 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $84.95/mo for 15 Mbps
    • Internet:
      $94.95/mo for 25 Mbps

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with BEVCOMM. Last updated on 9/12/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    BEVCOMM In Rochester

    BEVCOMM publicly lists small business internet plans ranging from $64.95-$94.95/mo with download speeds from 4.0mbps up to 25mbps. In total, BEVCOMM offers DSL-based business services to approximately 1% of Rochester.

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Enterprise Providers

  • 15.9%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber Copper

    CenturyLink Business provides 15.92% of Rochester with fiber and copper service. The company's current BroadbandNow rating is two stars.

  • 9.2%

    1,000 Mbps

    Fiber

    Spectrum Business provides fiber service to 9.22% of the area. BroadbandNow-verified visitors rate them two and a half stars out of five.

  • 7.3%

    100 Mbps

    Fiber

    Jaguar Communications provides speeds reaching 100 Mbps. They offer fiber. Jaguar Communications offers serviceability for 7.29% of the area. They currently have a four and a half-star user rating.

  • 5.5%

    100 Mbps

    Copper

    Consolidated Communications provides copper service to 5.47% of the area. They currently have a three-star rating.

  • 5.3%

    200 Mbps

    Copper

    Allstream provides copper service to 5.33% of the area.

  • 1.4%

    27 Mbps

    Copper

    Verizon Business provides 1.38% of Rochester with copper service.

  • 1.0%

    -- Mbps

    Copper

    GTT Communications provides copper service to 1.02% of the area. Their rating is one and a half stars.

  • 0.8%

    20 Mbps

    Copper

    Windstream provides copper service to 0.75% of the area. They have a two-star customer rating.

  • 0.3%

    10 Mbps

    Copper

    Zayo provides 0.33% of Rochester with copper service. BroadbandNow-verified visitors rate them three and a half stars out of five.

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Mobile Internet Providers in Rochester

  • 100.0%

    10 Mbps

    (844) 898-5296

    Mobile Broadband

    • AT&T Wireless customers give them a three-star rating.
    • Check data limits with provider when signing up.
    • AT&T Wireless pricing ranges from $50–70.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (844) 898-5296
    57% User Recommendation Rating

    AT&T Wireless Plans

    • DataConnect 10GB:
      $50.00/mo for 10GB data
    • DataConnect 15GB:
      $70.00/mo for 15GB data

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with AT&T Wireless. Last updated on 9/16/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    AT&T Wireless In Rochester

    AT&T Wireless is a mobile internet service provider which offers service to 100% of the population in Rochester.

  • 100.0%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 922-0204

    Mobile Broadband

    • Verizon Wireless pricing starts around $60.
    • Verizon Wireless subscribers award them a three and a half-star rating.
    • The Verizon Wireless network extends to all of Rochester.
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  • 99.9%

    10 Mbps

    (800) 866-2453

    Mobile Broadband

    • T-Mobile provides mobile LTE for 99.91% of Rochester.
    • T-Mobile has three and a half out of five stars.
    • Unlimited plans may be limited using data allowances.
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    70% User Recommendation Rating

    T-Mobile Plans

    After looking over their website, we did not find any details about T-Mobile's plans and pricing for mobile broadband service.

    To get pricing you'll either need to call them or submit your details on their website.

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    T-Mobile In Rochester

    T-Mobile is a mobile internet service provider which offers service to 100% of the population in Rochester.

  • 99.9%

    0.768 Mbps

    (844) 307-7340

    Mobile Broadband

    • Sprint provides strong service in Rochester.
    • Monthly costs for Sprint plans range from $30–60.
    • Sprint is rated three stars.
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    Average wait time to speak with a human is less than 30 seconds.

    (844) 307-7340
    59% User Recommendation Rating

    Sprint Plans

    • Mobile Broadband:
      $30.00/mo for 10GB data
    • Mobile Broadband:
      $50.00/mo for 50GB data
    • Mobile Broadband:
      $60.00/mo for 100GB data

    Plans may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time. Verify terms and availability with Sprint. Last updated on 8/13/2019. Report Inaccuracy

    Sprint In Rochester

    Sprint is a mobile internet service provider which offers service to 100% of the population in Rochester.

Internet Access in Rochester, Minnesota

CenturyLink has the strongest coverage footprint in Rochester. Charter Spectrum is also widely available.

Cable providers like Charter Spectrum and DSL Internet service providers like CenturyLink are the primary broadband infrastructure types with availability in Rochester.

Satellite provides backup broadband options for Rochester those who can't access cable or DSL service.

The level of competition between Internet brands is strong in Rochester, and the average resident can access 4-5 Internet providers. (4.69 in each census block to be exact.)

The broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data from the FCC and private datasets collected directly from telecom industry sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced primarily via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow research team has hand-aggregated package price on 373 broadband packages in the Rochester market to date.

  • There are 23 internet providers in Rochester with 14 of those offering residential service.
  • Rochester is the 47th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Stewartville, Elgin, Oronoco, and Eyota, but behind Byron.
  • The fastest zip code in Rochester for September 2019 is 55902. (see all below).
2.6% of consumers in Rochester

3,000 People

Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rochester, Minnesota

ProviderSpeedTypeTime to Download 1 GB
CenturyLink1,000 MbpsDSL and Fiber1s
EarthLink1,000 MbpsDSL and Fiber1s
Charter Spectrum120 MbpsCable8s
Jaguar Communications100 MbpsFiber10s
702 Communications50 MbpsDSL20s
BEVCOMM25 MbpsDSL40s

Summary Of Internet Provider Availability In Rochester, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - 97.9% Availability in Rochester - 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 97.8% Availability in Rochester - 120 Mbps
  • EarthLink - 33.9% Availability in Rochester - 1,000 Mbps
  • Jaguar - 4.6% Availability in Rochester - 100 Mbps
  • 702 - 0.3% Availability in Rochester - 50 Mbps
  • BEVCOMM - 0.2% Availability in Rochester - 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rochester

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Download Speeds in Rochester

Fastest Zip Codes in Rochester

55902

  • #1 (+3)
  • 127.76 Mbps ↑ (+38.12)
  • 455 Tests ↑ (+134)

55901

  • #2 (0)
  • 97.96 Mbps ↓ (-0.77)
  • 2628 Tests ↓ (-370)

55904

  • #3 (0)
  • 95.77 Mbps ↑ (+3.16)
  • 430 Tests ↓ (-9)

55906

  • #4 (-3)
  • 88.78 Mbps ↓ (-30.73)
  • 195 Tests ↑ (+12)

Publicly Funded Internet Access in Rochester

We've found 30 libraries and public institutions that offer publicly funded internet access points in Rochester. These locations may offer computer literacy and other various tech services. Before visiting make sure to contact the location ahead of time to find their schedule and services.

  • Bamber Valley Elementary Library
    2001 Bamber Valley Road Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
  • Bishop Elementary Library
    406 36th Avenue Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Bookmobile - Rochester
    101 2nd Street Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Century Senior High Library
    2525 Viola Road NE
    Rochester, MN 55906
  • Churchill Elementary Library
    2240 7th Avenue NE
    Rochester, MN 55906
  • Elton Hills Elementary Library
    1421 Elton Hills Drive Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Folwell Elementary Library
    603 15th Avenue Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
  • Franklin Elementary Library
    1801 9th Avenue Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Friedell Middle Library
    1200 Broadway S
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Gage Elementary Library
    1300 40th Street Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • George W. Gibbs Elementary Library
    5525 56th Street Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Hoover Elementary Library
    369 Elton Hills Drive Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Jefferson Elementary Library
    1201 10th Avenue NE
    Rochester, MN 55906
  • John Adams Middle Library
    1525 31st Street Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • John Marshall Senior High Library
    1510 14th Street Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Kellogg Middle Library
    503 17th Street NE
    Rochester, MN 55906
  • Lincoln K-8 Choice Elementary Library
    1122 8th Avenue Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Longfellow Choice Elementary Library
    1615 Marion Road Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Mayo Medical Library
    200 1st Street Sw
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Mayo Senior High Library
    1420 11th Avenue Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Ohr Elchanon Judaica Lending Library
    730 2nd St. Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
  • Pinewood Elementary Library
    1900 Pinewood Road Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Riverside Central Elementary Library
    506 5th Avenue Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Rochester Public Library
    101 2nd St. Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Southeast Library System (Sels)
    2600 19th St. N.W.
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Southeastern Libraries Cooperating (Selco)
    2600 19th Street Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • St. Francis School Library
    318 11th Avenue Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
  • Sunset Terrace Elementary Library
    1707 19th Avenue Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Washington Elementary Library
    1200 11th Avenue Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
  • Willow Creek Middle Library
    2425 11th Avenue Se
    Rochester, MN 55904

Rochester is the 47th most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Stewartville, Elgin, Oronoco, and Eyota, but behind Byron.

Approximately 2,000 people in Olmsted County don't have access to any wired internet.

Fiber Availability: 16% of people living in Rochester have residential fiber service available to them.

Approximately 97% of Rochester residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

As of this month, 55902 Is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Rochester.

In Olmsted County, approximately 10,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

Internet Access for Education in Rochester

Mayo School Of Health Sciences and Mayo Graduate School are the biggest universities in Rochester. For the 766 combined students living in the area, fast broadband access is a must for accessing online course materials and viewing research. Students living around Mayo School Of Health Sciences and Mayo Graduate School are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip where both campuses are located show an average speed of 40.28 Mbps. Average download speeds are often different due to the fact that they reflect household networking issues, and the real speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30percent less than the advertised speeds here.
FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to better internet access for college and high school students. There is a positive correlation between increased high-speed internet access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Rochester

Data from our market researchers shows that some of the popular providers in Rochester use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because users see them as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rochester

ProviderTypeCoverageSpeed
CenturyLinkDSL and Fiber97.9%+1,000 Mbps
King Street WirelessFixed Wireless100%1.0 Mbps
HBCFixed Wireless99.6%+40 Mbps
Charter SpectrumCable97.8%+120 Mbps
EarthLinkDSL and Fiber33.9%+1,000 Mbps
Minnesota WiFiFixed Wireless18.8%+100 Mbps
Jaguar CommunicationsFiber4.6%+100 Mbps
LTD BroadbandFixed Wireless1.4%+40 Mbps
702 CommunicationsDSL0.3%+50 Mbps
BEVCOMMDSL0.2%+25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)Satellite100%100 Mbps
HughesNetSatellite100%25 Mbps
CenturyLink BusinessDSL and Fiber99.9%+1,000 Mbps
Spectrum BusinessCable and Fiber76.9%+1,000 Mbps
Jaguar CommunicationsFiber7.3%+100 Mbps
Consolidated CommunicationsCopper5.5%+100 Mbps
AllstreamCopper5.3%+200 Mbps
Verizon BusinessCopper1.4%+27 Mbps
GTT CommunicationsCopper1.0%+-- Mbps
WindstreamCopper0.8%+20 Mbps
BEVCOMMDSL0.7%+25 Mbps
ZayoCopper0.3%+10 Mbps

Compare Rochester to the 5 largest cities in the US

CityAverage Download SpeedNumber of ProvidersAverage Cost per Mbps
Rochester42.0 Mbps14$0.67
New York120.8 Mbps (+78.8 Mbps)13 (-1)$0.45 (-$0.22)
Los Angeles52.2 Mbps (+10.2 Mbps)15 (+1)$0.36 (-$0.31)
Chicago52.3 Mbps (+10.4 Mbps)18 (+4)$0.57 (-$0.10)
Houston53.1 Mbps (+11.1 Mbps)26 (+12)$0.31 (-$0.36)
Philadelphia56.8 Mbps (+14.9 Mbps)9 (-5)$0.70 (+$0.03)

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