Internet providers in Grinnell, IA

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Grinnell internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Grinnell 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 Grinnell area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Grinnell residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 3.040% of those living in Grinnell.

There are nine internet providers serving the Grinnell area, and 99.17% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Grinnell's nine 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 Grinnell

The largest internet providers in Grinnell are Windstream and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to Grinnell.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all Grinnell residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Windstream, which covers 15% of the area. Grinnell’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 99% of Grinnell residents.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in Grinnell covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Grinnell 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 Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grinnell, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Grinnell. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Grinnell's providers, 338 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

15%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in Grinnell covering 15% of the area.

Windstream’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Grinnell residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grinnell, $1.54.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Grinnell. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Grinnell's providers, 338 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

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Grinnell covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Grinnell 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 Grinnell, $39.99.

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 Grinnell, $1.54.

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 Grinnell. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grinnell's providers, 338 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Grinnell, IA internet providers

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Provider
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps DSL 100%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Cable 15%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Fiber-optic 2.571%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 99%
Sully Telephone Association - - DSL 53%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Grinnell with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Grinnell. The next fastest internet provider in Grinnell is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Grinnell with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $39.99.

Windstream is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Grinnell, covering 2.571% of the city.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

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.