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Internet providers in 52101

Find internet providers serving the 52101 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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52101 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL63%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable79%
NEIT Services $44.95 25 - 1,000 MbpsDSL18%
Mabel CO-OP Telephone - -DSL7.280%
AcenTek $28.95 200 - 1,000 MbpsDSL4.410%
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52101 internet service at a glance

At 92%, broadband coverage in the 52101 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 52101 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 76% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 72% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.820% of those living in the 52101 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 52101 area, and 74.38% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 52101, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Decorah

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
AcenTek 48 Mbps 37 Mbps DSL
CenturyLink 73 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
LTD Broadband 5 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless
Mediacom 82 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Viasat 14 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in 52101

The largest internet providers serving the 52101 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and NEIT Services bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 52101 ZIP code, covering 63% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 79% of the area. Decorah’s third most-available internet provider, NEIT Services , offers DSL to around 18% of residents in the 52101 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

63%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 52101 ZIP code, covering 63% 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 Decorah, $49.12.

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 Decorah, $0.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 52101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 63% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Decorah's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

79%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to most households in the 52101 ZIP code, covering 79% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 52101 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 Decorah, $49.12.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Decorah, $0.60.

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 52101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Decorah's providers, 298 Mbps.

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NEIT Services DSL internet

Provider

NEIT Services

Starting price*
$44.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

18%

DSL from NEIT Services offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 52101 ZIP code, covering 18% of the area.

DSL internet from NEIT Services 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 NEIT Services start at $44.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Decorah, $49.12.

NEIT Services customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.80 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Decorah, $0.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, NEIT Services offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in 52101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 18% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Decorah's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 52101 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 52101 and the greater Decorah area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Decorah at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Decorah at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 52101 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 52101 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 52101 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 79% of households in 52101. The next fastest internet provider in the 52101 ZIP code is BendBroadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 52101 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Decorah, $49.12.

Hawkey Interconnect Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 52101 ZIP code, covering 2.020% of the city. Mabel CO-OP Telephone also offers fiber internet in 52101 and is available to 0.720% of households.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.