Internet providers in Fairfield, IA

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Fairfield internet service at a glance

At 100%, 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 cable, which covers 94% of Fairfield residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 84% 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 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Fairfield

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

DSL internet from Windstream is available to most Fairfield residents, covering 78% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 94% of the area. Fairfield’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fairfield residents.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to most households in Fairfield covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Fairfield 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 Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairfield, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfield, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Fairfield. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairfield's providers, 338 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

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, $39.99.

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 Fairfield, $1.54.

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, 338 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 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Fairfield, $39.99.

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 Fairfield, $1.54.

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, 338 Mbps.

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Fairfield, IA internet providers

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Provider
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps DSL 78%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Cable 5.075%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Fiber-optic 1.161%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 94%
Eastlight LC - - Fiber-optic 93%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Fairfield with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in Fairfield. The next fastest internet provider in Fairfield is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 78% 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, $39.99.

Eastlight LC is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fairfield, covering 93% of the city. Local Internet Service Company also offers fiber internet in Fairfield and is available to 39% 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.

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.

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.