Internet providers in Cedar Rapids, IA

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Cedar Rapids, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.172%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL71%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
ImOn Communications $45.00 3 - 80 MbpsCable59%
Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative - -Fiber-optic7.815%
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Cedar Rapids internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cedar Rapids 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 Rapids area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Cedar Rapids residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 22% of those living in Cedar Rapids.

There are 12 internet providers serving the Cedar Rapids area, and 98.74% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cedar Rapids's 12 internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Cedar Rapids

The largest internet providers in Cedar Rapids are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and ImOn Communications bringing DSL and cable options to Cedar Rapids.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Cedar Rapids residents, covering 71% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. Cedar Rapids’s third most-available internet provider, ImOn Communications , offers cable to around 59% of Cedar Rapids residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

71%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Cedar Rapids covering 71% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Cedar Rapids 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 Rapids, $47.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cedar Rapids, $1.77.

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 Rapids. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cedar Rapids's providers, 443 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 Cedar Rapids covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cedar Rapids 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 Rapids, $47.75.

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 Rapids, $1.77.

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 Rapids. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cedar Rapids's providers, 443 Mbps.

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ImOn Communications cable internet

Provider

ImOn Communications

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

59%

Cable from ImOn Communications offers broadband to about half of households in Cedar Rapids covering 59% of the area.

ImOn Communications ’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cedar Rapids residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for ImOn Communications start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cedar Rapids, $47.75.

ImOn Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 3 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $15.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cedar Rapids, $1.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ImOn Communications offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in Cedar Rapids. These download speeds are available to 59% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cedar Rapids's providers, 443 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cedar Rapids at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Cedar Rapids at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Cedar Rapids residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Cedar Rapids with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.172% of households in Cedar Rapids. The next fastest internet provider in Cedar Rapids is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Cedar Rapids with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cedar Rapids, $47.75.

Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cedar Rapids, covering 7.815% of the city. ImOn Communications also offers fiber internet in Cedar Rapids and is available to 6.681% of households.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.