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Internet providers in 50588

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CenturyLink $45 12 - 60 MbpsDSL97%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Vast Broadband $39.99 100 - 200 MbpsCable96%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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50588 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 50588 ZIP code 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 50588 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Storm Lake, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the 50588 area, and 97.35% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 50588, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 50588

The largest internet providers serving the 50588 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Vast Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to nearly all in the 50588 ZIP code, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 97% of the area. Storm Lake’s third most-available internet provider, Vast Broadband, offers cable to around 96% of residents in the 50588 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

60 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50588 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 Storm Lake, $44.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Storm Lake, $1.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 60 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 50588 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Storm Lake's providers, 262 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

97%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50588 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50588 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 Storm Lake, $44.99.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Storm Lake, $1.07.

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 50588 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Storm Lake's providers, 262 Mbps.

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Vast Broadband cable internet

Provider

Vast Broadband

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Vast Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in the 50588 ZIP code, covering 96% of the area.

Vast Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50588 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Vast Broadband start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Storm Lake, $44.99.

Vast Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Storm Lake, $1.07.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Vast Broadband offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 50588 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Storm Lake's providers, 262 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50588 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50588 and the greater Storm Lake area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Storm Lake at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Storm Lake at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50588 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 50588 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50588 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in 50588. The next fastest internet provider in the 50588 ZIP code is Vast Broadband, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50588 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Storm Lake, $44.99.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

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.

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.