Advertiser Disclosure While this page may contain offers from our partners, our opinions are our own. Here's how we rate providers

Internet providers in 52501

Find internet providers serving the 52501 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

Shop local providers
Ottumwa City Map

Internet providers in your area

52501 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL84%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL7.560%
Windstream $75.00 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.730%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
LISCO - -DSL23%
Shop providers Need help? Call: (844) 512-2720

52501 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 52501 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 52501 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 92% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 32% of those living in the 52501 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 52501 area, and 89.26% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 52501, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

Results from real users

Average internet speeds in Ottumwa

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Rise Broadband 33 Mbps 8 Mbps Wireless
HughesNet 8 Mbps 0 Mbps Satellite
Mediacom 142 Mbps 24 Mbps Cable
LISCO 69 Mbps 48 Mbps DSL
CenturyLink 39 Mbps 13 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 52501

The largest internet providers serving the 52501 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 52501 ZIP code, covering 84% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 94% of the area. Ottumwa’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 52501 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 52501 ZIP code, covering 84% 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 Ottumwa, $46.65.

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 Ottumwa, $0.55.

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 52501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ottumwa's providers, 186 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 52501 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 52501 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 Ottumwa, $46.65.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ottumwa, $0.55.

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 52501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ottumwa's providers, 186 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 52501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 52501 ZIP 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Ottumwa, $46.65.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ottumwa, $0.55.

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 52501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ottumwa's providers, 186 Mbps.

Check availability Call us: (844) 512-2720

Internet providers in 52501 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 52501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 7.560% of households in 52501. The next fastest internet provider in the 52501 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 0.730% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 52501 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ottumwa, $46.65.

LISCO is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 52501 ZIP code, covering 16% of the city. Windstream also offers fiber internet in 52501 and is available to 0.730% of households.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

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.