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Internet providers in Sheldon, IA

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Sheldon, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL95%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.564%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL1.057%
MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY $59.95 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable93%
MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY $59.95 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic30%
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Sheldon internet service at a glance

At 96%, broadband coverage in Sheldon 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 Sheldon area will have access to DSL, which covers 80% of Sheldon residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 57% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Sheldon, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are nine internet providers serving the Sheldon area, and 92.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sheldon's nine internet providers, prices start at $35.45 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Sheldon

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
CenturyLink 73 Mbps 9 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Sheldon

The largest internet providers in Sheldon are CenturyLink and MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Sheldon.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Sheldon residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY, which covers 93% of the area. Sheldon’s third most-available internet provider, MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY, offers fiber-optic to around 30% of Sheldon residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Sheldon covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Sheldon 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 Sheldon, $53.90.

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 Sheldon, $1.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 50 Mbps.

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MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY cable internet

Provider

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers broadband to nearly all households in Sheldon covering 93% of the area.

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

Internet prices for MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY start at $59.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $53.90.

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY 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 Sheldon, $1.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 50 Mbps.

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MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY fiber-optic internet

Provider

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

30%

Fiber-optic from MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers broadband to some, but not many households in Sheldon covering 30% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Sheldon than other internet types.

Internet prices for MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY start at $59.95/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $53.90.

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY 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 Sheldon, $1.68.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 50 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Sheldon, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Sheldon, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sheldon and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sheldon at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sheldon at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sheldon residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in Sheldon with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.564% of households in Sheldon. The next fastest internet provider in Sheldon is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 1.057% of the area.

The Community Agency (TCA) offers the cheapest internet in Sheldon with plans starting at $35.45/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $53.90.

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sheldon, covering 30% of the city. CML Telephone Cooperative Association also offers fiber internet in Sheldon and is available to 4.397% of households.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

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.