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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 $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL91%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic29%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
ICS Advanced Technologies - -Wired37%
Mutual Telephone Company of Morning Sun $39.95 -DSL28%
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50309 internet service at a glance

At 90%, 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 90% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 29% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% 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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Des Moines

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Aureon Network Services 76 Mbps 65 Mbps DSL
Rise Broadband 35 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless
ICS Advanced Technologies 90 Mbps 67 Mbps Wired
CenturyLink 166 Mbps 166 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 83 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $45.81.

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 Des Moines, $1.35.

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 50309 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 356 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

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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $45.81.

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 Des Moines, $1.35.

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 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, 356 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

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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $45.81.

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 Des Moines, $1.35.

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, 356 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Des Moines at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Des Moines 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 Des Moines cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 50309 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50309 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in 50309. The next fastest internet provider in the 50309 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50309 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $45.81.

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

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.