Internet providers in 50049

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50049 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 25 MbpsCable36%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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50049 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 50049 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 50049 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Chariton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the 50049 area, and 97.01% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 50049, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50049

The largest internet providers serving the 50049 ZIP code are Windstream and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 50049 ZIP code, covering 98% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Windstream, which covers 36% of the area. Chariton’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 98% of residents in the 50049 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50049 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chariton, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chariton, $1.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 50049 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chariton's providers, 291 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

36%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 50049 ZIP code, covering 36% of the area.

Windstream’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50049 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chariton, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chariton, $1.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in 50049 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 36% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chariton's providers, 291 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

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50049 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50049 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 Chariton, $39.99.

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 Chariton, $1.25.

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 50049 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chariton's providers, 291 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50049 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50049 and the greater Chariton area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Chariton at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Chariton at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50049 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 50049 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50049 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 50049. The next fastest internet provider in the 50049 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 50049 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chariton, $39.99.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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%.

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.