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Internet providers in Sheldon, IA

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Sheldon, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL95%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic1.564%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 1.5 MbpsDSL1.057%
MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY $59.95 25 - 30 MbpsCable93%
MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY $59.95 25 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic30%
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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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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*
$45/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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $45.26.

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 Sheldon, $1.33.

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, 52 Mbps.

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MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY cable internet

Provider

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

30 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $45.26.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sheldon, $1.33.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 52 Mbps.

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MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY fiber-optic internet

Provider

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $45.26.

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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sheldon, $1.33.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Sheldon. These download speeds are available to 30% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 52 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Sheldon at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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

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 CML 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 $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $45.26.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.