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Internet providers in Clear Lake, IA

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Clear Lake, IA internet providers

Provider
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic83%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - 50 - 25 MbpsDSL29%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 5 MbpsDSL7.529%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 5 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 cable, which covers 99% of Clear Lake residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 32% 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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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*
$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 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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $47.99.

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 Clear Lake, $2.09.

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, 258 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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $47.99.

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 Clear Lake, $2.09.

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, 258 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $47.99.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clear Lake, $2.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 12 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, 258 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 Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 83% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Clear Lake with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $47.99.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.