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Internet providers in Spirit Lake, IA

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Spirit Lake, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Premier Communications $19.95 0.256 - 150 MbpsFiber-optic13%
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative $50.00 10 - 15 MbpsDSL4.872%
Superior Telephone Cooperative $40.00 6 - 15 MbpsDSL2.995%
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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 $19.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Spirit Lake

The largest internet providers in Spirit Lake are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Premier Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic 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, Premier Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 13% of Spirit Lake 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 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 $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Spirit Lake, $42.32.

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 Spirit Lake, $2.49.

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, 143 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

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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Spirit Lake, $42.32.

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 Spirit Lake, $2.49.

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, 143 Mbps.

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Premier Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Premier Communications

Starting price*
$19.95/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

13%

Fiber-optic from Premier Communications offers broadband to a limited number of households in Spirit Lake covering 13% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Premier Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Spirit Lake than other internet types.

Internet prices for Premier Communications start at $19.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Spirit Lake, $42.32.

Premier Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 0.256 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $77.93 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Spirit Lake, $2.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Premier Communications offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Spirit Lake. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Spirit Lake's providers, 143 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Spirit Lake may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Spirit Lake DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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 Premier Communications, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 13% of the area.

Premier Communications offers the cheapest internet in Spirit Lake with plans starting at $19.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Spirit Lake, $42.32.

Premier Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Spirit Lake, covering 13% of the city.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.