Internet providers in Independence, IA

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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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Independence

The largest internet providers in Independence are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Independence residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Independence, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $2.03.

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, 268 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

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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $44.75.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $2.03.

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, 268 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Independence covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Independence where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $44.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $2.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 268 Mbps.

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Independence, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 20 MbpsDSL97%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
Independence Light and Power - -Cable96%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 Light and Power, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Independence with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $44.75.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.