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Internet providers in 50112

Find internet providers serving the 50112 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50112 internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL97%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable10%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.330%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable87%
PST Digital $45.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsDSL55%
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50112 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 50112 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 50112 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 86% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 83% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 19% of those living in the 50112 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 50112 area, and 94.48% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 50112, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Grinnell

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 141 Mbps 27 Mbps Cable
Windstream 50 Mbps 22 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 50112

The largest internet providers serving the 50112 ZIP code are Windstream, Mediacom, and PST Digital bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 50112 ZIP code, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 87% of the area. Grinnell’s third most-available internet provider, PST Digital , offers DSL to around 55% of residents in the 50112 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50112 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $47.97.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grinnell, $0.59.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 50112 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grinnell's providers, 153 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

87%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50112 ZIP code, covering 87% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50112 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, $47.97.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grinnell, $0.59.

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 50112 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grinnell's providers, 153 Mbps.

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PST Digital DSL internet

Provider

PST Digital

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

55%

DSL from PST Digital offers broadband to about half of households in the 50112 ZIP code, covering 55% of the area.

DSL internet from PST Digital 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 PST Digital start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $47.97.

PST Digital customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.80 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Grinnell, $0.59.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, PST Digital offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in 50112 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 55% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Grinnell's providers, 153 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50112 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50112 and the greater Grinnell area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Grinnell at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Grinnell at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50112 ZIP, 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 $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 Grinnell DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 50112 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 50112 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in 50112. The next fastest internet provider in the 50112 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 10% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50112 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Grinnell, $47.97.

Partner Communications Cooperative is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50112 ZIP code, covering 7.500% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 50112 and is available to 1.330% of households.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.