Internet providers in Albia, IA

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At 100%, broadband coverage in Albia 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 Albia area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Albia residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.280% of those living in Albia.

There are five internet providers serving the Albia area, and 95.11% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Albia's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Albia

The largest internet providers in Albia are Windstream and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to Albia.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all Albia residents, covering 96% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Windstream, which covers 10% of the area. Albia’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 99% of Albia residents.

Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in Albia covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Albia 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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Albia, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albia, $1.54.

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 Albia. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Albia's providers, 338 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

10%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in Albia covering 10% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Albia, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albia, $1.54.

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 Albia. These download speeds are available to 10% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Albia's providers, 338 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Albia covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Albia, $39.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albia, $1.54.

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 Albia. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albia's providers, 338 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Albia, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Albia, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Albia and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Albia at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is significantly higher than average for Albia at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Albia residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Albia, IA internet providers

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Provider
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps DSL 96%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Cable 10%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Fiber-optic 2.471%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 99%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Albia with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Albia. The next fastest internet provider in Albia is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Albia with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Albia, $39.99.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Albia, covering 2.471% of the city.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.