Internet providers in Spirit Lake, IA

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Spirit Lake internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Spirit Lake residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 13% of those living in Spirit Lake.

There are 10 internet providers serving the Spirit Lake area, and 97.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Spirit Lake's 10 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 Spirit Lake

The largest internet providers in Spirit Lake are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Spirit Lake.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all Spirit Lake residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 96% of the area. Spirit Lake’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake, $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 Spirit Lake, $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 Spirit Lake. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Spirit Lake'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

96%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in Spirit Lake covering 96% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake, $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 Spirit Lake, $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 Spirit Lake. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Spirit Lake'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 Spirit Lake covering 100% of the area.

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

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Spirit Lake, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 20 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Mutual Telephone Company (IA) - -Fiber-optic13%
River Valley Telephone Coop. - -DSL4.872%
Superior Telephone Cooperative - -DSL2.995%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Spirit Lake with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Spirit Lake. The next fastest internet provider in Spirit Lake is Mutual Telephone Company (IA), offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 13% of the area.

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

Mutual Telephone Company (IA) is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Spirit Lake, covering 13% of the city.

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.

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.

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.