Internet providers in Independence, IA

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Independence, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL97%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
Independence Telecommunications Utility $29.95 4 - 150 MbpsCable96%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Independence internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Independence 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 Independence area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Independence residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Independence, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Independence area, and 99.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Independence's six internet providers, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Independence

The largest internet providers in Independence are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Independence Telecommunications Utility bringing DSL and cable options to Independence.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Independence residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 95% of the area. Independence’s third most-available internet provider, Independence Telecommunications Utility, offers cable to around 96% of Independence residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Independence covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Independence 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 Independence, $42.99.

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 Independence, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 244 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

95%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Independence covering 95% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Independence 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 Independence, $42.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $1.79.

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 Independence. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 244 Mbps.

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Independence Telecommunications Utility cable internet

Provider

Independence Telecommunications Utility

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Independence Telecommunications Utility offers broadband to nearly all households in Independence covering 96% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Independence Telecommunications Utility start at $29.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $42.99.

Independence Telecommunications Utility customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 4 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.49 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Independence Telecommunications Utility offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 244 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Independence and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Independence at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Independence at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Independence 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 Independence with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Independence. The next fastest internet provider in Independence is Independence Telecommunications Utility, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Independence Telecommunications Utility offers the cheapest internet in Independence with plans starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $42.99.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.