Internet providers in Clear Lake, IA

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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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Clear Lake

The largest internet providers in Clear Lake are Mediacom, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. 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, Inc., 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, $43.33.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clear Lake, $1.73.

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, 346 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, $43.33.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clear Lake, $1.73.

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, 346 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

ViaSat, Inc. 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, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $43.33.

ViaSat, Inc. 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, $1.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. 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, 346 Mbps.

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Clear Lake, IA internet providers

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Provider
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic83%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - -DSL29%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association - -DSL7.529%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association - -Fiber-optic7.529%
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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 $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clear Lake, $43.33.

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.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.