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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 $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL71%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.720%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable85%
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association $40.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 50 MbpsDSL2.900%
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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. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 84% 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 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Forest City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 13 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association 105 Mbps 70 Mbps Fiber-optic
Mediacom 65 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

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

2,000 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, $51.42.

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 Forest City, $0.66.

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

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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $51.42.

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 Forest City, $0.66.

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

1,000 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Forest City, $51.42.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Forest City, $0.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in 50436 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $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 Forest City fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 50436 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 50436 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 71% of households in 50436. The next fastest internet provider in the 50436 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.720% of the area.

Mediacom 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, $51.42.

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 2.900% 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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.