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Internet providers in 50317

Find internet providers serving the 50317 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50317 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL68%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic3.110%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Guthrie Telecommunications Network $89.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.410%
Aureon Network Services - -DSL1.380%
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50317 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 50317 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 50317 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 16% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in the 50317 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 50317 area, and 98.11% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 50317, 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 221 Mbps 133 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 124 Mbps 24 Mbps Cable
Aureon Network Services 768 Mbps 59 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 50317

The largest internet providers serving the 50317 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 50317 ZIP code, covering 68% 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 50317 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

68%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 50317 ZIP code, covering 68% 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, $54.98.

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, $0.92.

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 50317 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 68% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 191 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 50317 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50317 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, $54.98.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Moines, $0.92.

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 50317 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, 191 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 50317 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 50317 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, $54.98.

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, $0.92.

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 50317 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, 191 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 50317 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50317 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 50317. The next fastest internet provider in the 50317 ZIP code is Guthrie Telecommunications Network, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 2.410% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50317 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $54.98.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50317 ZIP code, covering 3.110% of the city. Guthrie Telecommunications Network also offers fiber internet in 50317 and is available to 2.410% of households.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.

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.