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Internet providers in 52246

Find internet providers serving the 52246 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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52246 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL93%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.250%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL2.420%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable0.320%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
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52246 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 52246 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 52246 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 31% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 23% of those living in the 52246 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 52246 area, and 98.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 52246, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Iowa City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 35 Mbps 10 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 141 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 52246

The largest internet providers serving the 52246 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Sharon Telephone Company bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 52246 ZIP code, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Iowa City’s third most-available internet provider, Sharon Telephone Company, offers DSL to around 16% of residents in the 52246 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 52246 ZIP code, covering 93% 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 Iowa City, $51.55.

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 Iowa City, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 52246 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Iowa City's providers, 166 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

100%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in the 52246 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 52246 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 Iowa City, $51.55.

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 Iowa City, $0.85.

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 52246 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Iowa City's providers, 166 Mbps.

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Sharon Telephone Company DSL internet

Provider

Sharon Telephone Company

Starting price*
$62.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.128 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Sharon Telephone Company offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 52246 ZIP code, covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Sharon Telephone Company 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 Sharon Telephone Company start at $62.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Iowa City, $51.55.

Sharon Telephone Company customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.52 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Iowa City, $0.85.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sharon Telephone Company offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.128 Mbps in 52246 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Iowa City's providers, 166 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 52246 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 52246 and the greater Iowa City area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Iowa City at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Iowa City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 52246 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 Iowa City 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 Iowa City cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 52246 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 52246 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.420% of households in 52246. The next fastest internet provider in the 52246 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.320% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 52246 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Iowa City, $51.55.

Sharon Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 52246 ZIP code, covering 16% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in 52246 and is available to 2.250% of households.

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