Internet providers in Dubuque, IA

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Dubuque, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.443%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL55%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Alpha Enterprises $31.50 4 - 20 MbpsDSL46%
Bernard Communications $44.95 50 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic3.310%
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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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Dubuque

The largest internet providers in Dubuque are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Alpha Enterprises bringing DSL and cable 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, Alpha Enterprises, offers DSL to around 46% of Dubuque residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dubuque, $42.93.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dubuque, $1.05.

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, 262 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

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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Dubuque, $42.93.

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 Dubuque, $1.05.

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, 262 Mbps.

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Alpha Enterprises DSL internet

Provider

Alpha Enterprises

Starting price*
$31.5/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

46%

DSL from Alpha Enterprises offers broadband to about half of households in Dubuque covering 46% of the area.

DSL internet from Alpha Enterprises 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 Alpha Enterprises start at $31.5/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Dubuque, $42.93.

Alpha Enterprises customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.88 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dubuque, $1.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Alpha Enterprises offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Dubuque. These download speeds are available to 46% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Dubuque's providers, 262 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Dubuque, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Dubuque, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Dubuque and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Dubuque at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Dubuque at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Dubuque residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

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 $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Dubuque, $42.93.

Bernard Communications 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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.