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Internet providers in Fairfield, IA

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Fairfield, IA internet providers

Provider
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL78%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable5.075%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.161%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
NaTel $45.00 -Fiber-optic93%
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Fairfield internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Fairfield 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 Fairfield area will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of Fairfield residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 77% of those living in Fairfield.

There are 11 internet providers serving the Fairfield area, and 95.03% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fairfield's 11 internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Fairfield

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
LISCO 117 Mbps 107 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 93 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Viasat 9 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Windstream 40 Mbps 9 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Fairfield

The largest internet providers in Fairfield are Mediacom, NaTel, and HughesNet bringing cable, fiber-optic, and satellite options to Fairfield.

Cable internet from Mediacom is available to nearly all Fairfield residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from NaTel, which covers 93% of the area. Fairfield’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fairfield residents.

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Fairfield covering 94% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fairfield 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 Fairfield, $49.27.

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 Fairfield, $1.59.

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 Fairfield. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairfield's providers, 174 Mbps.

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NaTel fiber-optic internet

Provider

NaTel

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from NaTel offers broadband to nearly all households in Fairfield covering 93% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from NaTel is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Fairfield than other internet types.

Internet prices for NaTel start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fairfield, $49.27.

NaTel customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $11.25 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfield, $1.59.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, NaTel offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Fairfield. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairfield's providers, 174 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 Fairfield covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fairfield 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 Fairfield, $49.27.

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 Fairfield, $1.59.

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 Fairfield. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairfield's providers, 174 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Fairfield with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 78% of households in Fairfield. The next fastest internet provider in Fairfield is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 5.075% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Fairfield with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairfield, $49.27.

NaTel is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fairfield, covering 93% of the city. LISCO also offers fiber internet in Fairfield and is available to 39% of households.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.