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Internet providers in 52556

Find internet providers serving the 52556 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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52556 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL88%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable7.050%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.520%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable80%
NaTel $45.00 -Fiber-optic75%
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52556 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 52556 ZIP code 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 52556 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 83% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in the 52556 ZIP code.

There are 13 internet providers serving the 52556 area, and 87.60% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 13 internet providers in 52556, 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
Mediacom 93 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Viasat 9 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
LISCO 112 Mbps 105 Mbps Fiber-optic
Windstream 40 Mbps 9 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 52556

The largest internet providers serving the 52556 ZIP code are Windstream, Mediacom, and NaTel bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 52556 ZIP code, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 80% of the area. Fairfield’s third most-available internet provider, NaTel, offers fiber-optic to around 75% of residents in the 52556 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

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

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 52556 ZIP code, covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines 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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairfield, $53.10.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfield, $0.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 52556 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairfield's providers, 247 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

80%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 52556 ZIP code, covering 80% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 52556 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, $53.10.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fairfield, $0.78.

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 52556 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fairfield's providers, 247 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

75%

Fiber-optic from NaTel offers broadband to most households in the 52556 ZIP code, covering 75% 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 52556 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for NaTel start at $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Fairfield, $53.10.

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, $0.78.

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 52556 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fairfield's providers, 247 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 52556 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 52556 and the greater Fairfield area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fairfield at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fairfield at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 52556 ZIP, 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 52556 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 52556 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 88% of households in 52556. The next fastest internet provider in the 52556 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 7.050% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 52556 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fairfield, $53.10.

NaTel is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 52556 ZIP code, covering 75% of the city. LISCO also offers fiber internet in 52556 and is available to 52% of households.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.