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Internet providers in 50316

Find internet providers serving the 50316 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50316 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL72%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Rise Broadband $29.95 25 - 250 MbpsWireless100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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50316 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 50316 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 50316 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 23% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in the 50316 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 50316 area, and 98.84% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 50316, 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
CenturyLink 149 Mbps 99 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 113 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 50316

The largest internet providers serving the 50316 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 50316 ZIP code, covering 72% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Des Moines’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 50316 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

72%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 50316 ZIP code, covering 72% 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, $46.98.

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, $1.38.

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 50316 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 238 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

100%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in the 50316 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50316 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, $46.98.

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, $1.38.

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 50316 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 238 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 the 50316 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 50316 ZIP 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.98.

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 Des Moines, $1.38.

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 50316 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 238 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 50316 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50316 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 50316. The next fastest internet provider in the 50316 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 72% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50316 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.98.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.