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Internet providers in 50801

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Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL92%
Windstream $27 10 - 100 MbpsCable12%
Windstream $75 10 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic0.458%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable87%
Coon Valley Cooperative Telephone Association, Inc. - -DSL4.275%
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50801 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 50801 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 50801 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Creston, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the 50801 area, and 85.95% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 50801, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50801

The largest internet providers serving the 50801 ZIP code are Windstream and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 50801 ZIP code, covering 92% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Windstream, which covers 12% of the area. Creston’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 87% of residents in the 50801 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50801 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Creston, $39.98.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Creston, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 50801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Creston's providers, 255 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$27/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

12%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 50801 ZIP code, covering 12% of the area.

Windstream’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50801 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $27/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Creston, $39.98.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.70 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Creston, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 50801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Creston's providers, 255 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

87%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50801 ZIP code, covering 87% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50801 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Creston, $39.98.

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 Creston, $1.54.

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 50801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Creston's providers, 255 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50801 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50801 and the greater Creston area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Creston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Creston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50801 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 Creston 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 Creston DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 50801 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50801 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 87% of households in 50801. The next fastest internet provider in the 50801 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 92% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 50801 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Creston, $39.98.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50801 ZIP code, covering 0.458% of the city.

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