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Internet providers in Norwalk, IA

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Norwalk, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL61%
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic20%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Norwalk internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Norwalk 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 Norwalk area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Norwalk residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 9.880% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.810% of those living in Norwalk.

There are five internet providers serving the Norwalk area, and 99.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Norwalk's five 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 Norwalk

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 98 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 89 Mbps 55 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Norwalk

The largest internet providers in Norwalk are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Norwalk.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Norwalk residents, covering 61% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 20% of the area. Norwalk’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 100% of Norwalk residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

61%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Norwalk covering 61% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Norwalk 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 Norwalk, $46.98.

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 Norwalk, $1.30.

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 Norwalk. These download speeds are available to 61% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Norwalk's providers, 438 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

20%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Norwalk covering 20% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Norwalk than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Norwalk, $46.98.

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 Norwalk, $1.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Norwalk. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Norwalk's providers, 438 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 Norwalk covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Norwalk 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 Norwalk, $46.98.

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 Norwalk, $1.30.

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 Norwalk. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Norwalk's providers, 438 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Norwalk with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Norwalk. The next fastest internet provider in Norwalk is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 61% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Norwalk with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Norwalk, $46.98.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Norwalk, covering 20% of the city.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.