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Internet providers in Harlan, IA

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Harlan, IA internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL71%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic2.365%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 50 MbpsCable0.207%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Harlan Municipal Utilities $53.99 50 - 25 MbpsCable96%
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Harlan internet service at a glance

At 98%, 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 cable, which covers 98% of Harlan residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 54% 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 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Harlan

The largest internet providers in Harlan are Windstream, Mediacom, and Harlan Municipal Utilities bringing DSL and cable options to Harlan.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to most Harlan residents, covering 71% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Harlan’s third most-available internet provider, Harlan Municipal Utilities, offers cable to around 96% of Harlan residents.

Windstream DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

71%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to most households in Harlan covering 71% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Harlan, $46.24.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 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, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Harlan. These download speeds are available to 71% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Harlan's providers, 240 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

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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Harlan, $46.24.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 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, 240 Mbps.

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Harlan Municipal Utilities cable internet

Provider

Harlan Municipal Utilities

Starting price*
$53.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 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 $53.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Harlan, $46.24.

Harlan Municipal Utilities customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.08 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, Harlan Municipal Utilities offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Harlan. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Harlan's providers, 240 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Harlan at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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 $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 Harlan cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Harlan with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Harlan. The next fastest internet provider in Harlan is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 71% of the area.

Windstream 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, $46.24.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.