Internet providers in Washington, IA

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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.

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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*
$29.99/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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Washington, $1.54.

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, 325 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$29.99/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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $39.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Washington, $1.54.

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, 325 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

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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Washington, $39.99.

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 Washington, $1.54.

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, 325 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, Inc. 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. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is significantly higher than average for 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.

Washington, IA internet providers

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Provider
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps DSL 99%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 100 Mbps Fiber-optic 1.217%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 50 Mbps Cable 14%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 100%
Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company - - Fiber-optic 26%
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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 Company, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 26% of the area.

Mediacom 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, $39.99.

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

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.