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Internet providers in Maquoketa, IA

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Maquoketa, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Bernard Communications $44.95 50 - 500 MbpsFiber-optic44%
Baldwin Nashville Telephone Company $41.95 100 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic16%
Lost Nation-Elwood Telephone Company $69.95 -Fiber-optic11%
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Maquoketa internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Maquoketa 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 Maquoketa area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Maquoketa residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Maquoketa, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are 11 internet providers serving the Maquoketa area, and 97.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Maquoketa's 11 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 Maquoketa

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 89 Mbps 90 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 137 Mbps 28 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Maquoketa

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Maquoketa residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. Maquoketa’s third most-available internet provider, Bernard Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 44% of Maquoketa residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Maquoketa covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Maquoketa 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 Maquoketa, $47.87.

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 Maquoketa, $0.96.

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 Maquoketa. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Maquoketa's providers, 157 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

99%

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

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Maquoketa 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 Maquoketa, $47.87.

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 Maquoketa, $0.96.

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 Maquoketa. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Maquoketa's providers, 157 Mbps.

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Bernard Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Bernard Communications

Starting price*
$44.95/mo.
Max download speed

500 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

44%

Fiber-optic from Bernard Communications offers broadband to about half of households in Maquoketa covering 44% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Bernard Communications start at $44.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Maquoketa, $47.87.

Bernard Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.90 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Maquoketa, $0.96.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Bernard Communications offers download speeds up to 500 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Maquoketa. These download speeds are available to 44% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Maquoketa's providers, 157 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Maquoketa with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Maquoketa. The next fastest internet provider in Maquoketa is Comelec Internet Services, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 6.903% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Maquoketa with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Maquoketa, $47.87.

Bernard Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Maquoketa, covering 44% of the city. Baldwin Nashville Telephone Company also offers fiber internet in Maquoketa and is available to 16% of households.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.