Internet providers in Charles City, IA

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Charles City, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL100%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL4.440%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
LTD Broadband $50 6 - 244 MbpsWireless100%
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Charles City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Charles City 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 Charles City area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Charles City residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Charles City, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Charles City area, and 99.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Charles City's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Charles City

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Charles City residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Charles City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Charles City residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Charles City covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Charles City 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 Charles City, $42.13.

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 Charles City, $2.22.

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 Charles City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charles City's providers, 204 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 Charles City covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Charles City 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 Charles City, $42.13.

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 Charles City, $2.22.

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 Charles City. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Charles City's providers, 204 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 Charles City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Charles City 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 Charles City, $42.13.

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 Charles City, $2.22.

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 Charles City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Charles City's providers, 204 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Charles City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Charles City. The next fastest internet provider in Charles City is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Charles City with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Charles City, $42.13.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

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.

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.