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Internet providers in 51501

Find internet providers serving the 51501 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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51501 internet providers

Provider
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic6.120%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL54%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic23%
Cumberland Telephone Company $65.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsDSL3.770%
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51501 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 51501 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 51501 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 42% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in the 51501 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 51501 area, and 99.06% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 51501, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Council Bluffs

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Cox 152 Mbps 30 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 183 Mbps 175 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 51501

The largest internet providers serving the 51501 ZIP code are Cox and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all in the 51501 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 54% of the area. Council Bluffs’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 23% of residents in the 51501 ZIP code.

Cox cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in the 51501 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 51501 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, $51.65.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Council Bluffs, $1.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in 51501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Council Bluffs's providers, 417 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

54%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 51501 ZIP code, covering 54% 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Council Bluffs, $51.65.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Council Bluffs, $1.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 51501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 54% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Council Bluffs's providers, 417 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

23%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 51501 ZIP code, covering 23% 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 51501 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Council Bluffs, $51.65.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Council Bluffs, $1.72.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 51501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Council Bluffs's providers, 417 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 51501 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 51501 and the greater Council Bluffs area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Council Bluffs at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Council Bluffs at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 51501 ZIP, 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 $64.99 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 providers in 51501 frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in the 51501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 51501. The next fastest internet provider in the 51501 ZIP code is Cox, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 6.120% of the area.

Rise Broadband offers the cheapest internet in the 51501 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Council Bluffs, $51.65.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 51501 ZIP code, covering 23% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in 51501 and is available to 6.120% of households.

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