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Atlantic, IA internet providers
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|CenturyLink||$45||12 - 20 Mbps||DSL||99%|
|Windstream||$19.99||10 - 1.5 Mbps||DSL||6.178%|
|Mediacom||$29.99||60 - 1,000 Mbps||Cable||98%|
|Cumberland Telephone Company||-||-||DSL||18%|
|Casey Mutual Telephone Company||-||-||Fiber-optic||1.324%|
|Casey Mutual Telephone Company||-||-||DSL||1.324%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Viasat||$50||12 - 12 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company||-||-||Wireless||100%|
|Cumberland Telephone Company||-||-||Wireless||18%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Jun 1, 2020.Need help?
Atlantic internet service at a glance
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.32%
2 providers - 96.91%
3 providers - 20.18%
4+ providers - 5.44%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 98%
DSL - 99%
Fiber - 1.320%
At 99%, broadband coverage in Atlantic 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 Atlantic area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Atlantic residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.320% of those living in Atlantic.
There are eight internet providers serving the Atlantic area, and 96.91% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Atlantic's eight 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 Atlantic
The largest internet providers in Atlantic are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Atlantic.
DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Atlantic residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Atlantic’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Atlantic residents.
CenturyLink DSL internet
DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Atlantic covering 99% of the area.
DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Atlantic 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 Atlantic, $40.99.
CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Atlantic, $1.71.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Atlantic. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Atlantic's providers, 212 Mbps.
Mediacom cable internet
Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Atlantic covering 98% of the area.
Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Atlantic 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 Atlantic, $40.99.
Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Atlantic, $1.71.
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 Atlantic. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Atlantic's providers, 212 Mbps.
HughesNet satellite internet
Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Atlantic covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Atlantic where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.
Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Atlantic, $40.99.
HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Atlantic, $1.71.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Atlantic. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Atlantic's providers, 212 Mbps.
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Atlantic?
Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Atlantic with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Atlantic. The next fastest internet provider in Atlantic is Casey Mutual Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 1.324% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Atlantic?
Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Atlantic with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Atlantic, $40.99.
Is fiber internet available in Atlantic?
Casey Mutual Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Atlantic, covering 1.324% of the city.
Do I need a new modem for fiber internet?
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.
What’s a good speed for gaming?
Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.
How do I change internet providers?
Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.