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Internet providers in 50309

Find internet providers serving the 50309 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50309 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic29%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 80 MbpsDSL91%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
ICS Advanced Technologies - -Wired37%
Mutual Telephone Company of Morning Sun - -DSL28%
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50309 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 50309 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 50309 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. 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 29% of those living in the 50309 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 50309 area, and 90.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 50309, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50309

The largest internet providers serving the 50309 ZIP code are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 50309 ZIP code, covering 91% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 29% of the area. Des Moines’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 95% of residents in the 50309 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50309 ZIP code, covering 91% 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Moines, $1.36.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 50309 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 529 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

29%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 50309 ZIP code, covering 29% 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 50309 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Moines, $1.36.

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 50309 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 29% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 529 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

95%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50309 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50309 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.25.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Moines, $1.36.

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 50309 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 529 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50309 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50309 and the greater Des Moines area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Des Moines at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Des Moines at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50309 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 50309 frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in the 50309 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 29% of households in 50309. The next fastest internet provider in the 50309 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50309 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.25.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50309 ZIP code, covering 29% of the city.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.