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CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL91%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Cedar Falls Municipal Communications Utility - -Fiber-optic100%
Brooklyn Mutual Telecommunications Cooperative - -DSL2.036%
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Assoc. - -DSL1.297%
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Cedar Falls internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Cedar Falls residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 94% of those living in Cedar Falls.

There are nine internet providers serving the Cedar Falls area, and 97.04% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cedar Falls's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Cedar Falls

The largest internet providers in Cedar Falls are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Cedar Falls.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Cedar Falls residents, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 96% of the area. Cedar Falls’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Cedar Falls residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Cedar Falls covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls, $44.99.

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 Cedar Falls, $1.96.

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 Cedar Falls. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cedar Falls's providers, 233 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

96%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Cedar Falls covering 96% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cedar Falls, $1.96.

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 Cedar Falls. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cedar Falls's providers, 233 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 Cedar Falls covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Cedar Falls 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 Cedar Falls, $44.99.

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 Cedar Falls, $1.96.

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 Cedar Falls. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cedar Falls's providers, 233 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Cedar Falls with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Cedar Falls. The next fastest internet provider in Cedar Falls is Cedar Falls Municipal Communications Utility, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Cedar Falls with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cedar Falls, $44.99.

Cedar Falls Municipal Communications Utility is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cedar Falls, covering 100% 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.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.