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Internet providers in Forest City, IA

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Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL74%
Windstream $75 10 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic1.991%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association - -Fiber-optic100%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association - -DSL2.200%
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Forest City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Forest City 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 Forest City area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Forest City residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 74% of those living in Forest City.

There are eight internet providers serving the Forest City area, and 99.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Forest City's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Forest City

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

DSL internet from Windstream is available to most Forest City residents, covering 74% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. Forest City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Forest City residents.

Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

74%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to most households in Forest City covering 74% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Forest City 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 Forest City, $41.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $1.68.

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 Forest City. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 281 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

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Forest City covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Forest City 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 Forest City, $41.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $1.68.

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 Forest City. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 281 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 Forest City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Forest City 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 Forest City, $41.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $1.68.

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 Forest City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 281 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Forest City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Forest City. The next fastest internet provider in Forest City is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 42% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Forest City with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $41.99.

Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Forest City, covering 100% of the city. Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Forest City and is available to 2.200% of households.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

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.