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Internet providers in 52240

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52240 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL58%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic8.729%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Aureon Network Services - -DSL13%
Sharon Telephone Company $59.95 5 - 10 MbpsDSL9.449%
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52240 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 52240 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 52240 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 98% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in the 52240 ZIP code.

There are 13 internet providers serving the 52240 area, and 96.55% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 13 internet providers in 52240, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 52240

The largest internet providers serving the 52240 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 52240 ZIP code, covering 58% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Iowa City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 52240 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

58%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in the 52240 ZIP code, covering 58% 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Iowa City, $50.75.

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 Iowa City, $2.11.

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 52240 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 58% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Iowa City's providers, 316 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

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 52240 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 52240 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 Iowa City, $50.75.

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 Iowa City, $2.11.

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 52240 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Iowa City's providers, 316 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 the 52240 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 52240 ZIP 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Iowa City, $50.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Iowa City, $2.11.

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 52240 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Iowa City's providers, 316 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 52240 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 52240 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 52240. The next fastest internet provider in the 52240 ZIP code is ImOn Communications , offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 1.141% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 52240 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Iowa City, $50.75.

Sharon Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 52240 ZIP code, covering 9.449% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 52240 and is available to 8.729% of households.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.