Internet providers in Ankeny, IA

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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 DSL, which covers 99% of Ankeny residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 26% 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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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*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

140 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Ankeny. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ankeny's providers, 544 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 544 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, $44.75.

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 Ankeny, $1.79.

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, 544 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, Inc. offers 100% availability in Ankeny and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ankeny at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Ankeny at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Ankeny residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Ankeny, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 21%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 140 Mbps DSL 64%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 99%
Iowa Network Services - - DSL 3.206%
ICS Advanced Technologies - - Wired 2.907%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Ankeny with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 21% of households in Ankeny. The next fastest internet provider in Ankeny is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% 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, $44.75.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.