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Internet providers in 51401

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51401 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL94%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL2.623%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 100 MbpsCable0.081%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
Western Iowa Networks $69.99 100 - 0.512 MbpsDSL99%
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51401 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 51401 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 51401 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 93% of those living in the 51401 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 51401 area, and 94.83% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 51401, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 51401

The largest internet providers serving the 51401 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Western Iowa Networks bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 51401 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 93% of the area. Carroll’s third most-available internet provider, Western Iowa Networks, offers DSL to around 99% of residents in the 51401 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51401 ZIP code, covering 94% 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $44.99.

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, $0.68.

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 51401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 325 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

93%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51401 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 51401 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, $44.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Carroll, $0.68.

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 51401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 325 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

99%

DSL from Western Iowa Networks offers broadband to all households in the 51401 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Western Iowa Networks 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 Western Iowa Networks start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $44.99.

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, $0.68.

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 51401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 325 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 51401 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 51401 and the greater Carroll area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Carroll at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Carroll at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 51401 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 51401 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 51401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in 51401. The next fastest internet provider in the 51401 ZIP code is Western Iowa Networks, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 94% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 51401 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Carroll, $44.99.

Western Iowa Networks is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 51401 ZIP code, covering 94% of the city.

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%.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.