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CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.950%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL82%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL16%
Windstream $27 10 - 50 MbpsCable3.620%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable91%
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50003 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 50003 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Iowa - 96%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 50003 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 91% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.030% of those living in the 50003 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 50003 area, and 86.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 50003, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50003

The largest internet providers serving the 50003 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Windstream, and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 50003 ZIP code, covering 82% of households. Some will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 16% of the area. Adel’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 91% of residents in the 50003 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

82%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50003 ZIP code, covering 82% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Adel, $40.82.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Adel, $1.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 50003 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 82% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Adel's providers, 370 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 50003 ZIP code, covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Adel, $40.82.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Adel, $1.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 50003 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Adel's providers, 370 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50003 ZIP code, covering 91% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50003 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Adel, $40.82.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Adel, $1.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Mediacom offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in 50003 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Adel's providers, 370 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50003 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50003 and the greater Adel area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Adel at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Adel at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50003 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Adel may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Adel cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 50003 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 50003 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.950% of households in 50003. The next fastest internet provider in the 50003 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 50003 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Adel, $40.82.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50003 ZIP code, covering 3.950% of the city. Minburn Telephone Company also offers fiber internet in 50003 and is available to 1.152% of households.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.