Internet providers in Cedar Rapids, IA

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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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Cedar Rapids

The largest internet providers in Cedar Rapids are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Cedar Rapids residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cedar Rapids, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cedar Rapids, $1.79.

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, 538 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Cedar Rapids, $44.75.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cedar Rapids, $1.79.

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, 538 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 Rapids covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Cedar Rapids 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 Rapids, $44.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cedar Rapids, $1.79.

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 Rapids. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cedar Rapids's providers, 538 Mbps.

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Cedar Rapids, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.172%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsDSL71%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
ImOn Communications, LLC - -Cable59%
Farmers Mutual Telephone Cooperative - -Fiber-optic7.815%
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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 $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cedar Rapids, $44.75.

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

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.