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Internet providers in 51401

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL94%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL2.623%
Windstream $27 10 - 100 MbpsCable0.081%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
Breda Telephone Corp. - -DSL99%
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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 HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% 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, $40.82.

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 Carroll, $1.86.

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, 212 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, $40.82.

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 Carroll, $1.86.

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, 212 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 51401 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 51401 ZIP 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 Carroll, $40.82.

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 Carroll, $1.86.

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 51401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Carroll's providers, 212 Mbps.

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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 Breda Telephone Corp., 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, $40.82.

Breda Telephone Corp. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 51401 ZIP code, covering 94% of the city.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.