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Internet providers in 50644

Find internet providers serving the 50644 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50644 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL79%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL1.190%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable74%
Independence Telecommunications Utility $29.95 -Cable81%
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Jesup) - -Fiber-optic7.710%
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50644 internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in the 50644 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 50644 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 81% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 61% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 41% of those living in the 50644 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 50644 area, and 80.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 50644, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Independence

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

Top high-speed internet providers in 50644

The largest internet providers serving the 50644 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Independence Telecommunications Utility bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 50644 ZIP code, covering 79% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 74% of the area. Independence’s third most-available internet provider, Independence Telecommunications Utility, offers cable to around 81% of residents in the 50644 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

79%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 50644 ZIP code, covering 79% 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Independence, $48.33.

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, $0.97.

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 50644 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 79% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 178 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

74%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to most households in the 50644 ZIP code, covering 74% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50644 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, $48.33.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Independence, $0.97.

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 50644 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 74% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 178 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

81%

Cable from Independence Telecommunications Utility offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50644 ZIP code, covering 81% of the area.

Independence Telecommunications Utility’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50644 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, $48.33.

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, $0.97.

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 50644 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 81% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 178 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50644 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50644 and the greater Independence area. 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 in the 50644 ZIP, 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 cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 50644 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 50644 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.190% of households in 50644. The next fastest internet provider in the 50644 ZIP code is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 74% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50644 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $48.33.

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Jesup) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50644 ZIP code, covering 7.710% of the city. Independence Telecommunications Utility also offers fiber internet in 50644 and is available to 0.530% of households.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.