Internet providers in 50501

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50501 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL93%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association $45.00 10 - 8 MbpsDSL60%
Goldfield Access Network - -DSL4.248%
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association $39.95 100 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic2.258%
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50501 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 50501 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 50501 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.230% of those living in the 50501 ZIP code.

There are 11 internet providers serving the 50501 area, and 95.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 11 internet providers in 50501, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50501

The largest internet providers serving the 50501 ZIP code are Frontier, Mediacom, and Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 50501 ZIP code, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 96% of the area. Fort Dodge’s third most-available internet provider, Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, offers DSL to around 60% of residents in the 50501 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50501 ZIP code, covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $41.84.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.07.

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 50501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Dodge's providers, 163 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

96%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50501 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50501 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, $41.84.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.07.

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 50501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Dodge's providers, 163 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

60%

DSL from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association offers broadband to most households in the 50501 ZIP code, covering 60% of the area.

DSL internet from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association 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 Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $41.84.

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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Dodge, $1.07.

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 50501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 60% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Dodge's providers, 163 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50501 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50501 and the greater Fort Dodge area. 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 in the 50501 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 50501 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in 50501. The next fastest internet provider in the 50501 ZIP code is Algona Municipal Utilities, offering download speeds up to 500 Mbps to 1.051% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in the 50501 ZIP with service starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Dodge, $41.84.

Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50501 ZIP code, covering 2.258% of the city. Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in 50501 and is available to 1.118% of households.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

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.