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Internet providers in 51601

Find internet providers serving the 51601 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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51601 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL96%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
PST Digital $45.00 10 - 10 MbpsDSL1.550%
Farmers Telephone Company (Essex) $39.99 50 - 3 MbpsDSL0.570%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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51601 internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in the 51601 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 51601 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% 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 eight internet providers serving the 51601 area, and 94.13% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 51601, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Shenandoah

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 26 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 173 Mbps 56 Mbps DSL
Mediacom 123 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 51601

The largest internet providers serving the 51601 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 51601 ZIP code, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 94% of the area. Shenandoah’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 51601 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51601 ZIP code, covering 96% 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 Shenandoah, $47.49.

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 Shenandoah, $0.86.

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 51601 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shenandoah's providers, 137 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 51601 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 51601 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Mediacom start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Shenandoah, $47.49.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shenandoah, $0.86.

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 51601 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shenandoah's providers, 137 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 the 51601 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 51601 ZIP 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, $47.49.

HughesNet 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 Shenandoah, $0.86.

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 51601 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shenandoah's providers, 137 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 51601 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 51601 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in 51601. The next fastest internet provider in the 51601 ZIP code is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 51601 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Shenandoah, $47.49.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.