Internet providers in 51012

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CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL93%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 1.5 MbpsDSL7.138%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable91%
CML Telephone Cooperative Association $39.95 100 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic96%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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51012 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 51012 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 51012 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 96% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 91% of those living in the 51012 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 51012 area, and 93.17% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 51012, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 51012

The largest internet providers serving the 51012 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and CML Telephone Cooperative Association bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 51012 ZIP code, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 91% of the area. Cherokee’s third most-available internet provider, CML Telephone Cooperative Association, offers fiber-optic to around 96% of residents in the 51012 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51012 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cherokee, $40.98.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cherokee, $1.21.

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 51012 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cherokee's providers, 169 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

91%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51012 ZIP code, covering 91% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 51012 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 Cherokee, $40.98.

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 Cherokee, $1.21.

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 51012 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cherokee's providers, 169 Mbps.

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CML Telephone Cooperative Association fiber-optic internet

Provider

CML Telephone Cooperative Association

Starting price*
$39.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Fiber-optic from CML Telephone Cooperative Association offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51012 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CML Telephone Cooperative Association is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 51012 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CML Telephone Cooperative Association start at $39.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cherokee, $40.98.

CML Telephone Cooperative Association customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cherokee, $1.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CML Telephone Cooperative Association offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in 51012 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Cherokee's providers, 169 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 51012 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 51012 and the greater Cherokee area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cherokee at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Cherokee at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 51012 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Cherokee may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Cherokee fiber-optic, DSL, and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 51012 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 51012 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in 51012. The next fastest internet provider in the 51012 ZIP code is CML Telephone Cooperative Association, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 51012 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cherokee, $40.98.

CML Telephone Cooperative Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 51012 ZIP code, covering 96% of the city.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

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.