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Internet providers in Harlan, IA

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Harlan, IA internet providers

Provider
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL71%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.365%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable0.207%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Harlan Municipal Utilities $42.95 6 - 250 MbpsCable96%
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Harlan internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Harlan 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 Harlan area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Harlan residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 98% of those living in Harlan.

There are six internet providers serving the Harlan area, and 97.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Harlan's six 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 Harlan

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 76 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
Harlan Municipal Utilities 52 Mbps 39 Mbps Cable
Windstream 51 Mbps 10 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Harlan

The largest internet providers in Harlan are Mediacom, Harlan Municipal Utilities, and Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) bringing cable and DSL options to Harlan.

Cable internet from Mediacom is available to nearly all Harlan residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Harlan Municipal Utilities, which covers 96% of the area. Harlan’s third most-available internet provider, Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan), offers DSL to around 66% of Harlan residents.

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 Harlan covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Harlan 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 Harlan, $52.27.

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 Harlan, $0.87.

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 Harlan. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harlan's providers, 237 Mbps.

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Harlan Municipal Utilities cable internet

Provider

Harlan Municipal Utilities

Starting price*
$42.95/mo.
Max download speed

250 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Harlan Municipal Utilities offers broadband to nearly all households in Harlan covering 96% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Harlan Municipal Utilities start at $42.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Harlan, $52.27.

Harlan Municipal Utilities customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.16 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harlan, $0.87.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Harlan Municipal Utilities offers download speeds up to 250 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Harlan. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Harlan's providers, 237 Mbps.

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Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) DSL internet

Provider

Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan)

Starting price*
$63.45/mo.
Max download speed

350 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

66%

DSL from Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) offers broadband to most households in Harlan covering 66% of the area.

DSL internet from Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) uses telephone lines in Harlan 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 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) start at $63.45/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Harlan, $52.27.

Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.27 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Harlan, $0.87.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) offers download speeds up to 350 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Harlan. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Harlan's providers, 237 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Harlan with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 71% of households in Harlan. The next fastest internet provider in Harlan is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 2.365% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Harlan with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Harlan, $52.27.

Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company (Harlan) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Harlan, covering 47% of the city. Harlan Municipal Utilities also offers fiber internet in Harlan and is available to 44% of households.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.