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Internet providers in Fort Madison, IA

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Fort Madison, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL94%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL11%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.904%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Danville Mutual Telephone Company $75.00 25 - 250 MbpsFiber-optic8.519%
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Fort Madison internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Fort Madison 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 Madison area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Fort Madison residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 17% of those living in Fort Madison.

There are seven internet providers serving the Fort Madison area, and 96.02% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fort Madison's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Fort Madison

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
LISCO 89 Mbps 48 Mbps Fiber-optic
Mediacom 105 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 21 Mbps 7 Mbps DSL
Windstream 24 Mbps 7 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Fort Madison

The largest internet providers in Fort Madison are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Fort Madison.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Fort Madison residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Fort Madison’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fort Madison residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Fort Madison covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Fort Madison 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Madison, $55.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Madison, $1.27.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Fort Madison. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Madison's providers, 435 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 Madison covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fort Madison 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 Madison, $55.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Madison, $1.27.

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 Madison. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Madison's providers, 435 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Fort Madison covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fort Madison 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Fort Madison, $55.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Madison, $1.27.

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 Madison. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Madison's providers, 435 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Fort Madison with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 11% of households in Fort Madison. The next fastest internet provider in Fort Madison is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.904% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Fort Madison with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Madison, $55.99.

Danville Mutual Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fort Madison, covering 8.519% of the city. LISCO also offers fiber internet in Fort Madison and is available to 3.617% 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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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.