Internet providers in Spencer, IA

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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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Spencer

The largest internet providers in Spencer are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Spencer residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Spencer, $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 Spencer, $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 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, 268 Mbps.

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Mediacom cable internet

Provider
Mediacom
Starting price*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Spencer, $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 Spencer, $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 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, 268 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 Spencer covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Spencer 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 Spencer, $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 Spencer, $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 Spencer. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Spencer's providers, 268 Mbps.

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Spencer, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 20 Mbps DSL 99%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 99%
Spencer Municipal Communications Utility - - Fiber-optic 99%
Spencer Municipal Communications Utility - - Cable 99%
Terril Telephone Cooperative - - DSL 6.153%
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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 Communications Utility, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Spencer with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Spencer, $44.75.

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

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.