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Internet providers in Independence, IA

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Independence, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
Independence Telecommunications Utility $29.95 -Cable96%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 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. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 45% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 36% of those living in Independence.

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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Average internet speeds in Independence

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 9 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Independence Telecommunications Utility 69 Mbps 29 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 15 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 82 Mbps 31 Mbps Cable

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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $44.15.

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 Independence, $1.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 206 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, $44.15.

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 Independence, $1.52.

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, 206 Mbps.

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Independence Telecommunications Utility cable internet

Provider

Independence Telecommunications Utility

Starting price*
$29.95/mo.
Max download speed

null 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, $44.15.

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, $1.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Independence Telecommunications Utility offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 206 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Independence at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Independence 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 Independence may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Independence DSL and cable internet providers.

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 CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 97% 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, $44.15.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.