Internet providers in Albia, IA

Shop the best Albia internet providers. Compare internet plan pricing and speeds from cable, DSL and fiber-optic providers in your area.

Shop local providers
Albia City Map

Internet providers in your area

Albia, IA internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL96%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 100 MbpsCable10%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic2.471%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Shop providers Need help? Call: (844) 512-2720

Albia internet service at a glance

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.

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*
$19.99/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 $19.99/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 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albia, $1.11.

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.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/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 $25/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 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albia, $1.11.

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.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/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 $29.99/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 $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albia, $1.11.

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.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

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 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. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in 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.

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.

Windstream 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.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.