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Internet providers in Ankeny, IA

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Ankeny, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL64%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic21%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Aureon Network Services - -DSL3.206%
ICS Advanced Technologies - -Wired2.907%
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Ankeny internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Ankeny 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 Ankeny area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Ankeny residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 4.710% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.250% of those living in Ankeny.

There are 12 internet providers serving the Ankeny area, and 98.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ankeny's 12 internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Ankeny

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 191 Mbps 124 Mbps DSL
ICS Advanced Technologies 73 Mbps 51 Mbps Wired
Aureon Network Services 104 Mbps 51 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 188 Mbps 31 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Ankeny

The largest internet providers in Ankeny are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Ankeny.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Ankeny residents, covering 64% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 21% of the area. Ankeny’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 99% of Ankeny residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

64%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Ankeny covering 64% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Ankeny 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $45.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $0.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Ankeny. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ankeny's providers, 266 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

21%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Ankeny covering 21% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Ankeny than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $45.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $0.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Ankeny. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ankeny's providers, 266 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 Ankeny covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Ankeny 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 Ankeny, $45.98.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $0.94.

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 Ankeny. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ankeny's providers, 266 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Ankeny and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ankeny at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ankeny at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Ankeny residents, 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 Ankeny may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Ankeny cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Ankeny with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Ankeny. The next fastest internet provider in Ankeny is Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 2.472% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Ankeny with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $45.98.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Ankeny, covering 21% of the city. Cooperative Telephone Exchange also offers fiber internet in Ankeny and is available to 2.483% of households.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

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%.