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Internet providers in 51012

Find internet providers serving the 51012 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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51012 internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL93%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 1.5 MbpsDSL7.138%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable91%
C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association - -Fiber-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 HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% 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, $40.99.

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 Cherokee, $1.71.

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, 214 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, $40.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cherokee, $1.71.

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, 214 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 the 51012 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 51012 ZIP 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 Cherokee, $40.99.

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 Cherokee, $1.71.

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 51012 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cherokee's providers, 214 Mbps.

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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 C-M-L 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, $40.99.

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

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.