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CenturyLink $45 12 - 20 MbpsDSL94%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 3 MbpsDSL2.671%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Local Internet Service Company - -DSL17%
Local Internet Service Company - -Fiber-optic12%
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Ottumwa internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa area will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of Ottumwa residents. Cable 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 12% of those living in Ottumwa.

There are nine internet providers serving the Ottumwa area, and 96.83% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ottumwa's nine internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Ottumwa

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Ottumwa residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 97% of the area. Ottumwa’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Ottumwa residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Ottumwa covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Ottumwa 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Ottumwa, $40.82.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ottumwa, $1.94.

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 Ottumwa. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ottumwa's providers, 181 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Ottumwa covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ottumwa, $40.82.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ottumwa, $1.94.

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 Ottumwa. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ottumwa's providers, 181 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 Ottumwa covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa, $40.82.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ottumwa, $1.94.

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 Ottumwa. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ottumwa's providers, 181 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Ottumwa with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Ottumwa. The next fastest internet provider in Ottumwa is Local Internet Service Company, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 12% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Ottumwa with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ottumwa, $40.82.

Local Internet Service Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Ottumwa, covering 12% of the city.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.