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Internet providers in Oelwein, IA

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Oelwein, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $49.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL98%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 1.5 MbpsDSL1.733%
Mediacom $39.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Oelwein internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Oelwein 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 Oelwein area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Oelwein residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Oelwein, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Oelwein area, and 92.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Oelwein's eight internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Oelwein

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 173 Mbps 38 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 24 Mbps 13 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Oelwein

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Oelwein residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 93% of the area. Oelwein’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Oelwein residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Oelwein covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Oelwein 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Oelwein, $42.70.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.45 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oelwein, $2.14.

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 Oelwein. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Oelwein's providers, 189 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Oelwein covering 93% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Oelwein, $42.70.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.67 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oelwein, $2.14.

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 Oelwein. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Oelwein's providers, 189 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Oelwein 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Oelwein, $42.70.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Oelwein, $2.14.

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 Oelwein. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Oelwein's providers, 189 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Oelwein with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Oelwein. The next fastest internet provider in Oelwein is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 41% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Oelwein with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Oelwein, $42.70.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.