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Internet providers in Johnston, IA

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Johnston, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic14%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL98%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
ICS Advanced Technologies - -Wired4.878%
Aureon Network Services - -DSL1.737%
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Johnston internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Johnston 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 Johnston area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Johnston residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 16% of those living in Johnston.

There are 13 internet providers serving the Johnston area, and 97.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Johnston's 13 internet providers, prices start at $20 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Johnston

The largest internet providers in Johnston are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Johnston.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Johnston residents, covering 98% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 14% of the area. Johnston’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 99% of Johnston residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Johnston covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Johnston 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Johnston, $45.58.

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 Johnston, $1.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Johnston. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Johnston's providers, 259 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

14%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Johnston covering 14% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Johnston than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Johnston, $45.58.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Johnston, $1.98.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Johnston. These download speeds are available to 14% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Johnston's providers, 259 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

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Johnston covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Johnston 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 Johnston, $45.58.

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 Johnston, $1.98.

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 Johnston. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Johnston's providers, 259 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Johnston, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Johnston, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Johnston and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Johnston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Johnston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Johnston residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Johnston with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 14% of households in Johnston. The next fastest internet provider in Johnston is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Miles Cooperative Telephone Association offers the cheapest internet in Johnston with plans starting at $14.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Johnston, $45.58.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Johnston, covering 14% of the city. Palo Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Johnston and is available to 1.238% of households.

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.

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.

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.