Internet providers in Sheldon, IA

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Sheldon internet service at a glance

At 97%, 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 97% of Sheldon residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 36% of those living in Sheldon.

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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Sheldon

The largest internet providers in Sheldon are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Sheldon’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Sheldon residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $47.25.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sheldon, $3.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 44 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 Sheldon covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Sheldon 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 Sheldon, $47.25.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sheldon, $3.94.

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 Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 44 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Sheldon covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Sheldon 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $47.25.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sheldon, $3.94.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Sheldon, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 Mbps DSL 95%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 25 Mbps Fiber-optic 1.564%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 1.5 Mbps DSL 1.057%
Hospers Telephone Exchange, Inc. - - Cable 93%
Hospers Telephone Exchange, Inc. - - Fiber-optic 30%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Sheldon with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Sheldon. The next fastest internet provider in Sheldon is C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 4.397% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Sheldon with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $47.25.

Hospers Telephone Exchange, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Sheldon, covering 30% of the city. C-M-L Telephone Cooperative Association also offers fiber internet in Sheldon and is available to 4.397% of households.

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.

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.

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.