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Internet providers in Washington, IA

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Washington, IA internet providers

Provider
Windstream $19.99 15 - 100 MbpsDSL99%
Windstream $75.00 15 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.217%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 50 MbpsCable14%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co - 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic26%
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Washington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Washington 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 Washington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Washington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 39% of those living in Washington.

There are 12 internet providers serving the Washington area, and 99.42% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Washington's 12 internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Washington

The largest internet providers in Washington are Windstream and Mediacom bringing DSL and cable options to Washington.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all Washington residents, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Windstream, which covers 14% of the area. Washington’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 100% of Washington residents.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in Washington covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Washington 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $44.55.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.33 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Washington, $1.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Washington. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Washington's providers, 206 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

14%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to a limited number of households in Washington covering 14% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $44.55.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Washington, $1.78.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in Washington. These download speeds are available to 14% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Washington's providers, 206 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

100%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Washington covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Washington 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 Washington, $44.55.

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 Washington, $1.78.

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 Washington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Washington's providers, 206 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in Washington with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Washington. The next fastest internet provider in Washington is Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 26% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Washington with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $44.55.

Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Washington, covering 26% of the city. Wellman Cooperative Telephone Associaiton also offers fiber internet in Washington and is available to 11% of households.

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.

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.

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.