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Internet providers in Clear Lake, IA

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Clear Lake, IA internet providers

Provider
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic83%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - -DSL29%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 50 MbpsDSL7.529%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic7.529%
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Clear Lake internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Clear Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 7.530% of those living in Clear Lake.

There are seven internet providers serving the Clear Lake area, and 98.53% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Clear Lake's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Clear Lake

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 112 Mbps 33 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Clear Lake

The largest internet providers in Clear Lake are Mediacom, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Clear Lake.

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

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/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 Clear Lake covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake, $50.81.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clear Lake, $1.69.

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 Clear Lake. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Clear Lake's providers, 218 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Clear Lake covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Clear Lake 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $50.81.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clear Lake, $1.69.

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 Clear Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Clear Lake's providers, 218 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Clear Lake covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Clear Lake 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 Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $50.81.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clear Lake, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Clear Lake. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Clear Lake's providers, 218 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Clear Lake with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $50.81.

Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Clear Lake, covering 83% of the city. Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Clear Lake and is available to 7.529% of households.

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.

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.

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.