Internet providers in Waterloo, IA

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Waterloo internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Waterloo 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 Waterloo area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Waterloo residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.570% of those living in Waterloo.

There are seven internet providers serving the Waterloo area, and 94.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Waterloo's seven 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 Waterloo

The largest internet providers in Waterloo are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Waterloo.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Waterloo residents, covering 72% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 100% of the area. Waterloo’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Waterloo residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

72%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Waterloo covering 72% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Waterloo 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 $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Waterloo, $44.75.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waterloo, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Waterloo. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waterloo's providers, 538 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 Waterloo covering 100% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Waterloo 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 Waterloo, $44.75.

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 Waterloo, $1.79.

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 Waterloo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waterloo's providers, 538 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Waterloo covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Waterloo where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Waterloo, $44.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waterloo, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Waterloo. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waterloo's providers, 538 Mbps.

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Waterloo, IA internet providers

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Provider
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.237%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 Mbps DSL 72%
Mediacom $19.99/mo. 60 - 1,000 Mbps Cable 100%
Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company-Dysart - - Fiber-optic 1.767%
Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company-Dysart - - DSL 1.767%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Waterloo with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.237% of households in Waterloo. The next fastest internet provider in Waterloo is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in Waterloo with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waterloo, $44.75.

Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company-Dysart is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Waterloo, covering 1.767% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Waterloo and is available to 0.237% of households.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.