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Internet providers in 51201

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51201 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 100 MbpsDSL93%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 25 MbpsFiber-optic3.003%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 1.5 MbpsDSL2.029%
MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY $59.95 25 - 30 MbpsCable92%
MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY $59.95 25 - 50 MbpsFiber-optic43%
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51201 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 51201 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 51201 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 95% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 56% of those living in the 51201 ZIP code.

There are 11 internet providers serving the 51201 area, and 93.02% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among 11 internet providers in 51201, prices start at $19.95 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 51201

The largest internet providers serving the 51201 ZIP code are CenturyLink and MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 51201 ZIP code, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY, which covers 92% of the area. Sheldon’s third most-available internet provider, MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY, offers fiber-optic to around 43% of residents in the 51201 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51201 ZIP code, covering 93% 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 Sheldon, $40.53.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sheldon, $1.50.

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 51201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 59 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

92%

Cable from MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51201 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 51201 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, $40.53.

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, $1.50.

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 51201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 59 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

43%

Fiber-optic from MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY offers broadband to about half of households in the 51201 ZIP code, covering 43% 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 51201 ZIP code 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, $40.53.

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, $1.50.

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 51201 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 43% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sheldon's providers, 59 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 51201 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 51201 and the greater Sheldon area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sheldon at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Sheldon at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 51201 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 51201 frequently asked questions

Premier Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 51201 ZIP code with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.354% of households in 51201. The next fastest internet provider in the 51201 ZIP code is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Premier Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 51201 ZIP with service starting at $19.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sheldon, $40.53.

MUTUAL TELEPHONE COMPANY is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 51201 ZIP code, covering 43% of the city. CML Telephone Cooperative Association also offers fiber internet in 51201 and is available to 8.604% of households.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.