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Internet providers in Humboldt, IA

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Humboldt, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Goldfield Access Network - -DSL99%
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association $45.00 10 - 25 MbpsDSL16%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Humboldt internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Humboldt 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 Humboldt area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Humboldt residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 97% of those living in Humboldt.

There are nine internet providers serving the Humboldt area, and 99.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Humboldt's nine internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Humboldt

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 150 Mbps 75 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Humboldt

The largest internet providers in Humboldt are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association bringing DSL and cable options to Humboldt.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Humboldt residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 97% of the area. Humboldt’s third most-available internet provider, Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, offers DSL to around 16% of Humboldt residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Humboldt covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Humboldt 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 CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Humboldt, $45.70.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Humboldt, $1.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Humboldt. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Humboldt's providers, 168 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

97%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Humboldt covering 97% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Humboldt 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 Humboldt, $45.70.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Humboldt, $1.63.

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 Humboldt. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Humboldt's providers, 168 Mbps.

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Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association DSL internet

Provider

Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association offers broadband to a limited number of households in Humboldt covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association uses telephone lines in Humboldt 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 Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Humboldt, $45.70.

Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.50 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Humboldt, $1.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Humboldt. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Humboldt's providers, 168 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Humboldt and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Humboldt at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Humboldt at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Humboldt residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Humboldt with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Humboldt. The next fastest internet provider in Humboldt is BendBroadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 60% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Humboldt with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Humboldt, $45.70.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.