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Internet providers in Grimes, IA

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Grimes, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL91%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic34%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Aureon Network Services - -DSL10%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Grimes internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in Grimes 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 Grimes area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Grimes residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 23% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 15% of those living in Grimes.

There are six internet providers serving the Grimes area, and 97.68% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Grimes's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Grimes

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 120 Mbps 39 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 126 Mbps 34 Mbps Cable
Aureon Network Services 68 Mbps 67 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Grimes

The largest internet providers in Grimes are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Grimes.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Grimes residents, covering 91% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 34% of the area. Grimes’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 98% of Grimes residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Grimes covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Grimes 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Grimes, $46.98.

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 Grimes, $1.30.

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 Grimes. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grimes's providers, 438 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

34%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Grimes covering 34% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Grimes than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Grimes, $46.98.

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 Grimes, $1.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Grimes. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grimes's providers, 438 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 Grimes covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Grimes 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 Grimes, $46.98.

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 Grimes, $1.30.

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 Grimes. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grimes's providers, 438 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Grimes and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Grimes at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Grimes at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Grimes residents, 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 Grimes 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 Grimes cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Grimes with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Grimes. The next fastest internet provider in Grimes is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Grimes with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Grimes, $46.98.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Grimes, covering 34% of the city.

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.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.