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Internet providers in Mount Vernon, IA

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Mount Vernon, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL93%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Martelle Communications $62.95 -Cable26%
Martelle Communications $62.95 -DSL26%
Olin Telephone Company $45.00 3 - 150 MbpsDSL1.002%
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Mount Vernon internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Mount Vernon residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Mount Vernon, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Mount Vernon area, and 99.93% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Mount Vernon's eight 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 Mount Vernon

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 115 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 23 Mbps 10 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Mount Vernon

The largest internet providers in Mount Vernon are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Martelle Communications bringing DSL and cable options to Mount Vernon.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Mount Vernon residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Mount Vernon’s third most-available internet provider, Martelle Communications, offers cable to around 26% of Mount Vernon residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Mount Vernon covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, $48.98.

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 Mount Vernon, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Mount Vernon. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mount Vernon's providers, 172 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 Mount Vernon covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, $48.98.

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 Mount Vernon, $1.69.

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 Mount Vernon. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mount Vernon's providers, 172 Mbps.

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Martelle Communications cable internet

Provider

Martelle Communications

Starting price*
$62.95/mo.
Max download speed

null Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

26%

Cable from Martelle Communications offers broadband to some, but not many households in Mount Vernon covering 26% of the area.

Martelle Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Mount Vernon residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Martelle Communications start at $62.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Mount Vernon, $48.98.

Martelle Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mount Vernon, $1.69.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Martelle Communications offers download speeds up to null Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Mount Vernon. These download speeds are available to 26% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Mount Vernon's providers, 172 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Mount Vernon and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Mount Vernon at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Mount Vernon at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Mount Vernon with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Mount Vernon. The next fastest internet provider in Mount Vernon is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Mount Vernon with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Mount Vernon, $48.98.

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.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.