Internet providers in 50548

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50548 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL94%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable86%
Goldfield Access Network - -DSL97%
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association $45.00 10 - 8 MbpsDSL21%
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative $50.00 10 - 15 MbpsDSL2.805%
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50548 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 50548 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 50548 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.840% of those living in the 50548 ZIP code.

There are 12 internet providers serving the 50548 area, and 95.27% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 12 internet providers in 50548, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50548

The largest internet providers serving the 50548 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 50548 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 86% of the area. Humboldt’s third most-available internet provider, Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association, offers DSL to around 21% of residents in the 50548 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50548 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink 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 CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Humboldt, $45.23.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Humboldt, $1.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 50548 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Humboldt's providers, 151 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

86%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50548 ZIP code, covering 86% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50548 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 Humboldt, $45.23.

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 Humboldt, $1.37.

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 50548 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Humboldt's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association DSL internet

Provider

Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

8 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

21%

DSL from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 50548 ZIP code, covering 21% of the area.

DSL internet from Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association 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 Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Humboldt, $45.23.

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, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Humboldt, $1.37.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Woolstock Mutual Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 8 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 50548 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Humboldt's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50548 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50548 and the greater Humboldt area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Humboldt at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Humboldt at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50548 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 50548 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50548 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 86% of households in 50548. The next fastest internet provider in the 50548 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 94% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50548 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Humboldt, $45.23.

Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50548 ZIP code, covering 1.840% of the city.

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.

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.