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Internet providers in Spirit Lake, IA

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Spirit Lake, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Premier Communications $39.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic13%
River Valley Telecommunications Cooperative $45.00 25 - 100 MbpsDSL4.872%
Superior Telephone Cooperative $40.00 6 - 100 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 cable, which covers 98% of Spirit Lake residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 78% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.630% 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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Average internet speeds in Spirit Lake

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
IGL TeleConnect 18 Mbps 7 Mbps Wireless
Premier Communications 83 Mbps 46 Mbps Fiber-optic
Mediacom 124 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 86 Mbps 64 Mbps DSL

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*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Spirit Lake, $45.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Spirit Lake, $2.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Spirit Lake. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Spirit Lake's providers, 130 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, $45.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Spirit Lake, $2.00.

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, 130 Mbps.

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Premier Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Premier Communications

Starting price*
$39.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 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 $39.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Spirit Lake, $45.99.

Premier Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Spirit Lake, $2.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Premier Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Spirit Lake. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Spirit Lake's providers, 130 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Spirit Lake at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 $64.99 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 1,000 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, $45.99.

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

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.