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Internet providers in Carroll, IA

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Carroll, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL2.363%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable0.043%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Western Iowa Networks $69.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsDSL100%
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Carroll internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Carroll 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 Carroll area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Carroll 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 95% of those living in Carroll.

There are eight internet providers serving the Carroll area, and 99.34% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Carroll's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Carroll

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 20 Mbps 6 Mbps Wireless
Viasat 17 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 80 Mbps 54 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 136 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable
Western Iowa Networks 87 Mbps 51 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Carroll

The largest internet providers in Carroll are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Western Iowa Networks bringing DSL and cable options to Carroll.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Carroll residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. Carroll’s third most-available internet provider, Western Iowa Networks, offers DSL to around 100% of Carroll residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Carroll covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Carroll 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $50.82.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carroll, $0.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Carroll. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 346 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 Carroll covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Carroll 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 Carroll, $50.82.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carroll, $0.64.

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 Carroll. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Western Iowa Networks DSL internet

Provider

Western Iowa Networks

Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.128 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Western Iowa Networks offers broadband to all households in Carroll covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Western Iowa Networks uses telephone lines in Carroll 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 Western Iowa Networks start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $50.82.

Western Iowa Networks customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carroll, $0.64.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Western Iowa Networks offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.128 Mbps in Carroll. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Carroll, you’ll likely have options from DSL, fiber-optic, and cable internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Carroll, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Carroll and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Carroll at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Carroll at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Carroll residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Carroll may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Carroll DSL, fiber-optic, and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Carroll with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.363% of households in Carroll. The next fastest internet provider in Carroll is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.043% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Carroll with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $50.82.

Western Iowa Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Carroll, covering 100% of the city.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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