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Carlisle internet service at a glance
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.15%
2 providers - 97.57%
3 providers - 14.44%
4+ providers - 4.20%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 98%
DSL - 99%
Fiber - 9.840%
At 99%, broadband coverage in Carlisle 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 Carlisle area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Carlisle 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 9.840% of those living in Carlisle.
There are 11 internet providers serving the Carlisle area, and 97.57% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Carlisle's 11 internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.See all providers
Top high-speed internet providers in Carlisle
The largest internet providers in Carlisle are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Carlisle.
DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Carlisle residents, covering 76% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Carlisle’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Carlisle residents.
CenturyLink DSL internet
DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Carlisle covering 76% of the area.
DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Carlisle 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Carlisle, $41.79.
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 Carlisle, $1.90.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Carlisle. These download speeds are available to 76% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carlisle's providers, 437 Mbps.
Mediacom cable internet
Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Carlisle covering 98% of the area.
Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Carlisle 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 Carlisle, $41.79.
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 Carlisle, $1.90.
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 Carlisle. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carlisle's providers, 437 Mbps.
HughesNet satellite internet
Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Carlisle covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Carlisle 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 Carlisle, $41.79.
HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carlisle, $1.90.
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 Carlisle. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carlisle's providers, 437 Mbps.
Carlisle, IA internet providers
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|CenturyLink||$49/mo.||12 - 1,000 Mbps||Fiber-optic||4.199%|
|CenturyLink||$49/mo.||12 - 100 Mbps||DSL||76%|
|Windstream||$29.99/mo.||10 - 50 Mbps||DSL||1.115%|
|Mediacom||$19.99/mo.||60 - 1,000 Mbps||Cable||98%|
|Van Horne Cooperative Telephone Company||-||-||Fiber-optic||4.265%|
|Cooperative Telephone Company||-||-||DSL||4.199%|
|Iowa Network Services||-||-||DSL||4.199%|
|Goldfield Telephone Company||-||-||DSL||3.478%|
|Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company-Dysart||-||-||Fiber-optic||1.378%|
|Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company-Dysart||-||-||DSL||1.378%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||2 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|JAB Wireless, Inc.||-||-||Wireless||100%|
|ViaSat, Inc.||$50/mo.||12 - 12 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Cooperative Telephone Company||-||-||Wireless||4.199%|
*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 Mar 10, 2020.Need help?
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Carlisle?
CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Carlisle with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 4.199% of households in Carlisle. The next fastest internet provider in Carlisle is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 98% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Carlisle?
Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Carlisle with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carlisle, $41.79.
Is fiber internet available in Carlisle?
Van Horne Cooperative Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Carlisle, covering 4.265% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Carlisle and is available to 4.199% of households.
Why aren’t there more internet options?
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.
How do I get cheaper internet?
Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.
What internet speeds do I get?
Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.