Internet providers in Council Bluffs, IA

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Council Bluffs, IA internet providers

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Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.834%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic26%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL77%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable2.211%
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Council Bluffs internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Council Bluffs residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 28% of those living in Council Bluffs.

There are seven internet providers serving the Council Bluffs area, and 97.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Council Bluffs'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 Council Bluffs

The largest internet providers in Council Bluffs are Cox and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Council Bluffs.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Council Bluffs residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 77% of the area. Council Bluffs’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 26% of Council Bluffs residents.

Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Council Bluffs covering 98% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Council Bluffs residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Council Bluffs, $42.49.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Council Bluffs, $1.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Council Bluffs. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Council Bluffs's providers, 580 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Council Bluffs covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs, $42.49.

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 Council Bluffs, $1.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Council Bluffs. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Council Bluffs's providers, 580 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

26%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Council Bluffs covering 26% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Council Bluffs than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Council Bluffs, $42.49.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Council Bluffs, $1.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Council Bluffs. These download speeds are available to 26% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Council Bluffs's providers, 580 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Council Bluffs, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Council Bluffs, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Council Bluffs and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Council Bluffs at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Council Bluffs at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Council Bluffs residents, 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 Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Council Bluffs with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.834% of households in Council Bluffs. The next fastest internet provider in Council Bluffs is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 26% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Council Bluffs with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Council Bluffs, $42.49.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Council Bluffs, covering 26% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in Council Bluffs and is available to 1.834% of households.

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.

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.

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.