Internet providers in Spencer, IA

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Spencer, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
Spencer Municipal Utilities $30.00 1 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Spencer Municipal Utilities $30.00 1 - 100 MbpsCable99%
Terril Telephone Cooperative $35.95 4 - 8 MbpsDSL6.153%
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Spencer internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Spencer 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 Spencer area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Spencer residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 99% of those living in Spencer.

There are 11 internet providers serving the Spencer area, and 99.76% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Spencer's 11 internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Spencer

The largest internet providers in Spencer are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Spencer Municipal Utilities bringing DSL and cable options to Spencer.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Spencer residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 99% of the area. Spencer’s third most-available internet provider, Spencer Municipal Utilities, offers cable to around 99% of Spencer residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to all households in Spencer covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Spencer 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 Spencer, $42.54.

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 Spencer, $2.50.

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 Spencer. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Spencer's providers, 359 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

99%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Spencer covering 99% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Spencer 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 Spencer, $42.54.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Spencer, $2.50.

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 Spencer. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Spencer's providers, 359 Mbps.

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Spencer Municipal Utilities cable internet

Provider

Spencer Municipal Utilities

Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Spencer Municipal Utilities offers broadband to all households in Spencer covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spencer Municipal Utilities start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Spencer, $42.54.

Spencer Municipal Utilities customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Spencer, $2.50.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spencer Municipal Utilities offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Spencer. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Spencer's providers, 359 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Spencer, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Spencer, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Spencer with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Spencer. The next fastest internet provider in Spencer is Spencer Municipal Utilities, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Spencer with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Spencer, $42.54.

Spencer Municipal Utilities is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Spencer, covering 99% of the city. Farmers Coop Telephone Company also offers fiber internet in Spencer and is available to 1.290% of households.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.