Internet providers in 50023

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50023 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic15%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL60%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 1.5 MbpsDSL2.586%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Aureon Network Services - -DSL3.315%
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50023 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 50023 ZIP code 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 50023 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in the 50023 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 50023 area, and 99.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 50023, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50023

The largest internet providers serving the 50023 ZIP code are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 50023 ZIP code, covering 60% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 15% of the area. Ankeny’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 50023 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

60%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 50023 ZIP code, covering 60% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $37.50.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $1.44.

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 50023 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 60% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ankeny's providers, 364 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

15%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 50023 ZIP code, covering 15% 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 50023 ZIP code 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, $37.50.

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, $1.44.

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 50023 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ankeny's providers, 364 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

100%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in the 50023 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50023 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $37.50.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ankeny, $1.44.

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 50023 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ankeny's providers, 364 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50023 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50023 and the greater Ankeny area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ankeny at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ankeny at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50023 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 50023 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 50023 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 15% of households in 50023. The next fastest internet provider in the 50023 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 50023 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ankeny, $37.50.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50023 ZIP code, covering 15% of the city.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.

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%.