Internet providers in 51566

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Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL94%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 1.5 MbpsDSL3.137%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) $69.95 75 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic12%
Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) $69.95 75 - 10 MbpsDSL12%
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51566 internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in the 51566 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 51566 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 94% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 14% of those living in the 51566 ZIP code.

There are 10 internet providers serving the 51566 area, and 93.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 10 internet providers in 51566, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 51566

The largest internet providers serving the 51566 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 51566 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 94% of the area. Red Oak’s third most-available internet provider, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton), offers DSL to around 12% of residents in the 51566 ZIP code.

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 the 51566 ZIP code, covering 94% 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Red Oak, $43.28.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Red Oak, $1.24.

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 51566 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Red Oak's providers, 314 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

94%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51566 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 51566 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 Red Oak, $43.28.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Red Oak, $1.24.

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 51566 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Red Oak's providers, 314 Mbps.

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Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) DSL internet

Provider

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton)

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

10 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

12%

DSL from Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 51566 ZIP code, covering 12% of the area.

DSL internet from Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) 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 Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) start at $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Red Oak, $43.28.

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 75 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.93 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Red Oak, $1.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) offers download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 51566 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Red Oak's providers, 314 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 51566 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 51566 and the greater Red Oak area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Red Oak at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Red Oak at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 51566 ZIP, 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 Red Oak may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Red Oak DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 51566 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 51566 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 51566. The next fastest internet provider in the 51566 ZIP code is Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton), offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 12% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 51566 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Red Oak, $43.28.

Farmers Mutual Telephone Company (Stanton) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 51566 ZIP code, covering 12% of the city. Lenox Municipal Communications Utility also offers fiber internet in 51566 and is available to 3.137% of households.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.