Internet providers in Carroll, IA

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Carroll, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL2.363%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 100 MbpsCable0.043%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Western Iowa Networks $69.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
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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. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 99% 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 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

20 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $45.83.

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 Carroll, $0.61.

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 Carroll. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 376 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 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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $45.83.

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 Carroll, $0.61.

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, 376 Mbps.

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Western Iowa Networks DSL internet

Provider

Western Iowa Networks

Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

0.512 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, $45.83.

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, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Western Iowa Networks offers download speeds up to 0.512 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.128 Mbps in Carroll. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 376 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Carroll at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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 $59.99 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

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Carroll with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Carroll. The next fastest internet provider in Carroll is Western Iowa Networks, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream 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, $45.83.

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

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.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.