Internet providers in Fort Dodge, IA

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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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Fort Dodge

The largest internet providers in Fort Dodge are Frontier, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fort Dodge residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $38.74.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.94.

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, 265 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

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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $38.74.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.94.

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, 265 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 Fort Dodge covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fort Dodge 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 Fort Dodge, $38.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.94.

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 Fort Dodge. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Dodge's providers, 265 Mbps.

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Fort Dodge, IA internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL86%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Assoc. - -DSL57%
Goldfield Telephone Company - -DSL3.694%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Fort Dodge with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $38.74.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.