Internet providers in Dubuque, IA

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Dubuque internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Dubuque 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 Dubuque area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Dubuque residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 9.600% of those living in Dubuque.

There are 11 internet providers serving the Dubuque area, and 98.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Dubuque's 11 internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Dubuque

The largest internet providers in Dubuque are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Dubuque.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Dubuque residents, covering 55% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Dubuque’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Dubuque residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

55%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Dubuque covering 55% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Dubuque 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dubuque, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dubuque, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Dubuque. These download speeds are available to 55% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Dubuque's providers, 538 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 Dubuque covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Dubuque 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 Dubuque, $44.75.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dubuque, $1.79.

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 Dubuque. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dubuque's providers, 538 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Dubuque covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Dubuque 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Dubuque, $44.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dubuque, $1.79.

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 Dubuque. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Dubuque's providers, 538 Mbps.

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Dubuque, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.443%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsDSL55%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
LICT Corporation - -DSL46%
Bernard Telephone Company, Inc. - -Fiber-optic3.310%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Dubuque with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.443% of households in Dubuque. The next fastest internet provider in Dubuque is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Dubuque with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Dubuque, $44.75.

Bernard Telephone Company, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Dubuque, covering 3.310% of the city. Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Dubuque and is available to 2.455% of households.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.