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Internet providers in 50436

Find internet providers serving the 50436 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50436 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL71%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic1.724%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable85%
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association $40.00 25 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 5 MbpsDSL2.897%
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50436 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 50436 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 50436 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 73% of those living in the 50436 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 50436 area, and 86.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 50436, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50436

The largest internet providers serving the 50436 ZIP code are Windstream, Mediacom, and Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to most in the 50436 ZIP code, covering 71% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 85% of the area. Forest City’s third most-available internet provider, Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association, offers fiber-optic to around 100% of residents in the 50436 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

71%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to most households in the 50436 ZIP code, covering 71% 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 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, $1.60.

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 50436 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 193 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

85%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50436 ZIP code, covering 85% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50436 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, $1.60.

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 50436 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest City's providers, 193 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 the 50436 ZIP code, 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 50436 ZIP code 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, $1.60.

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 50436 ZIP code. 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, 193 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50436 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50436 and the greater Forest City area. 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 in the 50436 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 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 providers in 50436 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50436 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in 50436. The next fastest internet provider in the 50436 ZIP code is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 37% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 50436 ZIP with service 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 serving the 50436 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city. Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in 50436 and is available to 2.897% of households.

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.

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.

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