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Internet providers in Forest City, IA

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Forest City, IA internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL74%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic1.991%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association $40.00 25 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 5 MbpsDSL2.200%
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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 Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic 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, Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association, offers fiber-optic 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, $43.12.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $1.80.

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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 192 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, $43.12.

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, $1.80.

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, 192 Mbps.

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Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association fiber-optic internet

Provider

Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association

Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association offers broadband to all households in Forest City covering 100% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Forest City than other internet types.

Internet prices for Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association start at $40/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $43.12.

Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $1.80.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Forest City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 192 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Forest City and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest City at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Forest City at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Forest City 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 Forest City may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Forest City fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers.

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, $43.12.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.