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Internet providers in Grinnell, IA

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Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL100%
Windstream $27 10 - 100 MbpsCable15%
Windstream $75 10 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic2.571%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
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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.

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*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $39.98.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as 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, 273 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$27/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 $27/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $39.98.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.70 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, 273 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

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 $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $39.98.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 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, 273 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 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. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Grinnell may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Grinnell DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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.

Windstream 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, $39.98.

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

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.