Internet providers in Mason City, IA

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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 100% of Mason City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 20% 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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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*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

20 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Mason City, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mason City, $2.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Mason City. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Mason City's providers, 264 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, $44.75.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mason City, $2.03.

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, 264 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Mason City, $44.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mason City, $2.03.

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, 264 Mbps.

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Mason City, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 20 Mbps DSL 97%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 100%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - - Fiber-optic 10%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association - - DSL 9.399%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association - - Fiber-optic 9.399%
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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 Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 10% 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, $44.75.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.