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Internet providers in Mason City, IA

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Mason City, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic10%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 50 MbpsDSL9.399%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic9.399%
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Mason City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Mason City 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 Mason City area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Mason City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 84% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 25% of those living in Mason City.

There are 10 internet providers serving the Mason City area, and 97.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Mason City's 10 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 Mason City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 120 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association 121 Mbps 74 Mbps Fiber-optic
Rise Broadband 16 Mbps 3 Mbps Wireless
Viasat 14 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 22 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Mason City

The largest internet providers in Mason City are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Mason City.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Mason City residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Mason City’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Mason City residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

97%

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Mason City 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 Mason City, $48.32.

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 Mason City, $1.93.

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 Mason City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mason City's providers, 161 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 Mason City covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Mason City 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 Mason City, $48.32.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mason City, $1.93.

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 Mason City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mason City's providers, 161 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Mason City covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Mason City where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Mason City, $48.32.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mason City, $1.93.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Mason City. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Mason City's providers, 161 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Mason City with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Mason City. The next fastest internet provider in Mason City is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Mason City with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Mason City, $48.32.

Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Mason City, covering 10% of the city. Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association also offers fiber internet in Mason City and is available to 9.399% of households.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.