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Internet providers in Estherville, IA

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Estherville, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL98%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative $45.00 25 - 100 MbpsDSL49%
Superior Telephone Cooperative $40.00 6 - 100 MbpsDSL12%
Cumberland Telephone Company $65.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsDSL2.075%
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Estherville internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Estherville 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 Estherville area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Estherville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 81% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 61% of those living in Estherville.

There are 12 internet providers serving the Estherville area, and 96.82% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Estherville's 12 internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Estherville

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
IGL TeleConnect 20 Mbps 14 Mbps Wireless
Mediacom 112 Mbps 25 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 14 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Estherville

The largest internet providers in Estherville are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative bringing DSL and cable options to Estherville.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Estherville residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 96% of the area. Estherville’s third most-available internet provider, River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative, offers DSL to around 49% of Estherville residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Estherville covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Estherville 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 Estherville, $51.29.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Estherville, $2.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Estherville. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Estherville's providers, 129 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

96%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Estherville covering 96% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Estherville 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 Estherville, $51.29.

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 Estherville, $2.05.

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 Estherville. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Estherville's providers, 129 Mbps.

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River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative DSL internet

Provider

River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

49%

DSL from River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative offers broadband to about half of households in Estherville covering 49% of the area.

DSL internet from River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative uses telephone lines in Estherville 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 River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative start at $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Estherville, $51.29.

River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Estherville, $2.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Estherville. These download speeds are available to 49% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Estherville's providers, 129 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Estherville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Estherville at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Estherville at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Estherville residents, 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 Estherville 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 Estherville DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Estherville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Estherville. The next fastest internet provider in Estherville is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Estherville with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Estherville, $51.29.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

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.

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.