Internet providers in Marshalltown, IA

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Marshalltown, IA internet providers

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CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL97%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL3.259%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic0.501%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative $49.95 100 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic24%
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Marshalltown internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Marshalltown 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 Marshalltown area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Marshalltown residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in Marshalltown.

There are eight internet providers serving the Marshalltown area, and 98.38% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Marshalltown's eight internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Marshalltown

The largest internet providers in Marshalltown are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Marshalltown.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Marshalltown residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. Marshalltown’s third most-available internet provider, Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative, offers fiber-optic to around 24% of Marshalltown residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Marshalltown covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Marshalltown 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 Marshalltown, $42.49.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Marshalltown, $0.73.

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 Marshalltown. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Marshalltown's providers, 230 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 Marshalltown covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Marshalltown 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 Marshalltown, $42.49.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Marshalltown, $0.73.

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 Marshalltown. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Marshalltown's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative fiber-optic internet

Provider

Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

15 Mbps

Average availability

24%

Fiber-optic from Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative offers broadband to some, but not many households in Marshalltown covering 24% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative start at $49.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Marshalltown, $42.49.

Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Marshalltown, $0.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 15 Mbps in Marshalltown. These download speeds are available to 24% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Marshalltown's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Marshalltown with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Marshalltown. The next fastest internet provider in Marshalltown is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Marshalltown with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Marshalltown, $42.49.

Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Marshalltown, covering 24% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in Marshalltown and is available to 0.501% of households.

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.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.