Internet providers in Iowa
Find the best provider in Iowa for your home!
Find the internet provider by city
Looking for internet in the Hawkeye State? Despite its largely rural terrain, replete with plenty of farms and rolling hills, access to fast internet is still a reality in Iowa. If you’re looking for new service, there are multiple Iowa internet providers to choose from. In fact, Iowa’s three million residents have access to both national and local providers. Click on any of the cities below to see which high speed internet providers are available in your area.
Select a city:
- Carter Lake
- Cedar Falls
- Cedar Rapids
- Charles City
- Clear Lake
- Council Bluffs
- Des Moines
- Eagle Grove
- Forest City
- Fort Dodge
- Fort Madison
- Iowa City
- Iowa Falls
- Le Claire
- Le Mars
- Mason City
- Mount Pleasant
- Mount Vernon
- New Hampton
- North Liberty
- Orange City
- Pleasant Hill
- Red Oak
- Sergeant Bluff
- Sioux Center
- Sioux City
- Spirit Lake
- Storm Lake
- Webster City
- West Des Moines
- West Liberty
- Windsor Heights
Iowa internet at a glance
Iowans have access to cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet. Available providers include Cox, CenturyLink and HughesNet — the latter of which provides satellite internet and has the largest network in the state. Larger internet providers also offer bundles for phone and television.
Internet availability in Iowa
About 94% of Iowans have access to broadband service. Unfortunately, about 100,000 don’t have access to any wired internet at their location. Bigger cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids fare better when it comes to high speed internet at low prices.
Cable – 77.8%
DSL – 87.5%
Fiber-optic – 29.3%
Fastest internet in Iowa
The average Iowa internet speed is 24.7 Mbps, but multiple providers offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. Even the average speed statewide is sufficient for streaming and gaming. Cities like Des Moines (which has the fastest average speed in the state of 47.7 Mbps) are more likely to have fiber-optic and DSL access, and thus higher average speeds.
Iowa high speed internet performance often varies by provider. Here are some of the fastest speeds in the state.
- Frontier — DSL network with speeds varying by location
- Cox — Cable and fiber network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- CenturyLink — DSL and fiber network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Windstream — Cable, DSL, and fiber network with speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Mediacom — Cable network with speeds up to 500 Mbps
- HughesNet — Satellite network with speeds up to 25 Mbps
Cheapest internet in Iowa
Looking for Iowa internet in your budget? There are two Iowa internet service providers with service under $40/mo. for speeds up to 50 Mbps.
- Cox — $39.99/mo.* for up to 50 Mbps
- Mediacom — $39.99/mo.* for up to 60 Mbps
*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 09/24/20.
Summary of internet providers available in Iowa
Use the chart below for a quick look at some Iowa internet providers, to learn about starting prices for their plans, their range of download speeds, type of technology and coverage. Call to get specific information about plans in your area.
|Provider||Starting price*||Download speed range||Tech||State availability|
|Cox||$29.99/mo.||10 – 1,000 Mbps||Cable, fiber||74%|
|CenturyLink||$49.00/mo.||3 – 1,000 Mbps||DSL, fiber||71%|
|Windstream||$60.00/mo.||1 – 100 Mbps||DSL, cable, fiber||63%|
|Mediacom||$39.99/mo.||60 – 500 Mbps||Cable||56%|
|HughesNet||$49.99/mo.||Up to 25 Mbps||Satellite||97%|
|Sparklight||$39.00/mo.||100 – 300 Mbps||Cable||98%|
|Xfinity||$39.99/mo.||100 – 1,000 Mbps||Cable||24%|
*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 06/24/22.
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