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Internet providers in Cresco, IA

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Cresco, IA internet providers

Provider
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL95%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable4.119%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.954%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Cresco internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cresco 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 Cresco area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Cresco residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.830% of those living in Cresco.

There are seven internet providers serving the Cresco area, and 95.44% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cresco's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cresco

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 67.0 Mbps 24.0 Mbps DSL
LTD Broadband 13.0 Mbps 6.0 Mbps Wireless
Mediacom 102.0 Mbps 16.0 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Cresco

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

Cable internet from Mediacom is available to nearly all Cresco residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Cresco’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Cresco residents.

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Cresco covering 97% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cresco 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 Cresco, $56.24.

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 Cresco, $1.65.

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 Cresco. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cresco's providers, 261 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 Cresco covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Cresco 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Cresco, $56.24.

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 Cresco, $1.65.

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 Cresco. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cresco's providers, 261 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 Cresco covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Cresco 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 Cresco, $56.24.

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 Cresco, $1.65.

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 Cresco. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cresco's providers, 261 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Cresco with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Cresco. The next fastest internet provider in Cresco is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 4.119% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Cresco with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cresco, $56.24.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cresco, covering 3.954% of the city.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.