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Internet providers in 50401

Find internet providers serving the 50401 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50401 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL95%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 50 MbpsDSL19%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association $49.95 5 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic19%
Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic11%
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50401 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 50401 ZIP code 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 50401 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 97% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 82% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 35% of those living in the 50401 ZIP code.

There are 11 internet providers serving the 50401 area, and 96.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 11 internet providers in 50401, 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
Winnebago Cooperative Telephone Association 121 Mbps 74 Mbps Fiber-optic
Viasat 14 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 22 Mbps 3 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 120 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Aureon Network Services 40 Mbps 18 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 50401

The largest internet providers serving the 50401 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 50401 ZIP code, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Mason City’s third most-available internet provider, Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association, offers DSL to around 19% of residents in the 50401 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50401 ZIP code, covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 50401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 95% 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

98%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50401 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50401 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 50401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mason City's providers, 161 Mbps.

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Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association DSL internet

Provider

Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

19%

DSL from Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 50401 ZIP code, covering 19% of the area.

DSL internet from Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association uses telephone lines 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 Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Mason City, $48.32.

Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $9.99 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, Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 50401 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 19% 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 coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50401 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50401 and the greater Mason City area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Mason City at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Mason City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50401 ZIP, 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 Mason City 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 Mason City cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 50401 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50401 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 50401. The next fastest internet provider in the 50401 ZIP code is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50401 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Mason City, $48.32.

Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 50401 ZIP code, covering 19% of the city. Clear Lake Independent Telephone Company also offers fiber internet in 50401 and is available to 11% of households.

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%.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.