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Internet providers in Marshalltown, IA

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Marshalltown, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL3.259%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.501%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative $49.95 -Fiber-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 cable, which covers 99% of Marshalltown residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 77% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 42% 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 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Marshalltown

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 28 Mbps 5 Mbps Wireless
CenturyLink 77 Mbps 46 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 106 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Marshalltown, $47.48.

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 Marshalltown, $0.77.

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 Marshalltown. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Marshalltown's providers, 200 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 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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Marshalltown, $47.48.

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 Marshalltown, $0.77.

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, 200 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

null 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Marshalltown, $47.48.

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, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative offers download speeds up to null 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, 200 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Marshalltown at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Marshalltown 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 Marshalltown 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 Marshalltown cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Marshalltown with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 3.259% of households in Marshalltown. The next fastest internet provider in Marshalltown is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.501% of the area.

Mediacom 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, $47.48.

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.

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.

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.

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.