Internet providers in Fort Dodge, IA

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Fort Dodge, IA internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL86%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association $45.00 10 - 8 MbpsDSL57%
Goldfield Access Network - -DSL3.694%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Fort Dodge internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Fort Dodge residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.000% of those living in Fort Dodge.

There are eight internet providers serving the Fort Dodge area, and 94.09% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fort Dodge's eight internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Fort Dodge

The largest internet providers in Fort Dodge are Frontier, Mediacom, and Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association bringing DSL and cable options to Fort Dodge.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Fort Dodge residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Fort Dodge’s third most-available internet provider, Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, offers DSL to around 57% of Fort Dodge residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

86%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Fort Dodge covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Fort Dodge 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $42.59.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Fort Dodge. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Dodge's providers, 215 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

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Fort Dodge covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge, $42.59.

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 Fort Dodge, $1.70.

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 Fort Dodge. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Dodge's providers, 215 Mbps.

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Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association DSL internet

Provider

Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

8 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

57%

DSL from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association offers broadband to about half of households in Fort Dodge covering 57% of the area.

DSL internet from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association uses telephone lines in Fort Dodge 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 Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $42.59.

Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.70.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 8 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Fort Dodge. These download speeds are available to 57% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Dodge's providers, 215 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Fort Dodge and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fort Dodge at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Fort Dodge at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Fort Dodge residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Fort Dodge with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Fort Dodge. The next fastest internet provider in Fort Dodge is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Fort Dodge with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $42.59.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.