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Internet providers in Red Oak, IA

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Red Oak, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL1.316%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) $9.95 250 - 1,000 MbpsDSL5.785%
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) $9.95 250 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic5.785%
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Red Oak internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Red Oak 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 Red Oak area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Red Oak residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Red Oak, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the Red Oak area, and 96.71% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Red Oak's eight internet providers, prices start at $9.95 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Red Oak

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Mediacom 145 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Viasat 21 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
HughesNet 20 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 189 Mbps 193 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Red Oak

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Red Oak residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 97% of the area. Red Oak’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Red Oak residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Red Oak covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Red Oak 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Red Oak, $43.97.

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 Red Oak, $0.44.

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 Red Oak. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Red Oak's providers, 303 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

97%

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

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Red Oak 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 Red Oak, $43.97.

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 Red Oak, $0.44.

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 Red Oak. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Red Oak's providers, 303 Mbps.

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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 Red Oak covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Red Oak 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 Red Oak, $43.97.

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 Red Oak, $0.44.

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 Red Oak. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Red Oak's providers, 303 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Red Oak with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.316% of households in Red Oak. The next fastest internet provider in Red Oak is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) offers the cheapest internet in Red Oak with plans starting at $9.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Red Oak, $43.97.

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Red Oak, covering 5.785% of the city. Lenox Municipal Communications Utility also offers fiber internet in Red Oak and is available to 1.143% of households.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.