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Shenandoah internet service at a glance
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.28%
2 providers - 98.28%
3 providers - 1.03%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 98%
DSL - 99%
Fiber - 0.040%
At 99%, broadband coverage in Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Shenandoah residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Shenandoah, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.
There are six internet providers serving the Shenandoah area, and 98.28% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Shenandoah's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.See all providers
Top high-speed internet providers in Shenandoah
The largest internet providers in Shenandoah are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Shenandoah.
DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Shenandoah residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 98% of the area. Shenandoah’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Shenandoah residents.
CenturyLink DSL internet
DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Shenandoah covering 99% of the area.
DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah, $44.75.
CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shenandoah, $2.03.
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 Shenandoah. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shenandoah's providers, 264 Mbps.
Mediacom cable internet
Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Shenandoah covering 98% of the area.
Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Shenandoah residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.
Internet prices for Mediacom start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Shenandoah, $44.75.
Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.33 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shenandoah, $2.03.
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 Shenandoah. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shenandoah's providers, 264 Mbps.
HughesNet satellite internet
Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Shenandoah covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah, $44.75.
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 Shenandoah, $2.03.
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 Shenandoah. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shenandoah's providers, 264 Mbps.
Shenandoah, IA internet providers
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|CenturyLink||$49/mo.||12 - 20 Mbps||DSL||99%|
|Mediacom||$19.99/mo.||60 - 1,000 Mbps||Cable||98%|
|Farmers Telephone Company-Essex||-||-||DSL||0.267%|
|HughesNet||$59.99/mo.||2 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|ViaSat, Inc.||$50/mo.||12 - 12 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Farmers Telephone Company-Essex||-||-||Wireless||11%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Mar 10, 2020.Need help?
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Shenandoah?
Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Shenandoah with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Shenandoah. The next fastest internet provider in Shenandoah is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Shenandoah?
Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Shenandoah with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Shenandoah, $44.75.
How do I get cheaper internet?
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.
Is my internet speed being throttled?
If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.
Where can I find free Wi-Fi near me?
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.
What's a good internet speed for my home?
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.