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Internet providers in Ankeny, IA

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Ankeny, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL64%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 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 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 $20 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $41.86.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $1.10.

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, 297 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/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 $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $41.86.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $1.10.

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, 297 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

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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $41.86.

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 Ankeny, $1.10.

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, 297 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in 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.

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.

Cooperative Telephone Exchange offers the cheapest internet in Ankeny with plans starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $41.86.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.