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Waukee, IA internet providers
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|CenturyLink||$65||12 - 1,000 Mbps||Fiber-optic||19%|
|CenturyLink||$45||12 - 100 Mbps||DSL||56%|
|Mediacom||$29.99||60 - 1,000 Mbps||Cable||100%|
|Consolidated Communications||$25||10 - 9 Mbps||DSL||43%|
|Lenox Municipal Utilities||-||-||Fiber-optic||1.194%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Viasat||$50||12 - 12 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Rise Broadband||$39.95||5 - 15 Mbps||Wireless||99%|
|Minburn Telephone Company||-||-||Wireless||13%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Jun 1, 2020.Need help?
Waukee internet service at a glance
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.96%
2 providers - 99.51%
3 providers - 42.56%
4+ providers - 1.94%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 100%
DSL - 100%
Fiber - 21%
At 100%, broadband coverage in Waukee 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 Waukee area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Waukee residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Waukee.
There are eight internet providers serving the Waukee area, and 99.51% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Waukee's eight internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.
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Top high-speed internet providers in Waukee
The largest internet providers in Waukee are CenturyLink and Mediacom bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Waukee.
DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most Waukee residents, covering 56% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from CenturyLink, which covers 19% of the area. Waukee’s third most-available internet provider, Mediacom, offers cable to around 100% of Waukee residents.
CenturyLink DSL internet
DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to about half of households in Waukee covering 56% of the area.
DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Waukee 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 Waukee, $41.66.
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 Waukee, $1.81.
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 Waukee. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waukee's providers, 360 Mbps.
CenturyLink fiber-optic internet
Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to a limited number of households in Waukee covering 19% of the area.
Fiber-optic service from CenturyLink is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Waukee than other internet types.
Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Waukee, $41.66.
CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.42 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waukee, $1.81.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Waukee. These download speeds are available to 19% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waukee's providers, 360 Mbps.
Mediacom cable internet
Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to all households in Waukee covering 100% of the area.
Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Waukee 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 Waukee, $41.66.
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 Waukee, $1.81.
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 Waukee. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waukee's providers, 360 Mbps.
Internet coverage for rural areas
If you live in the heart of Waukee, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Waukee, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.
Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Waukee and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waukee at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Waukee at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Waukee 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 Waukee may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Waukee cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Waukee?
CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Waukee with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 19% of households in Waukee. The next fastest internet provider in Waukee is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Waukee?
Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Waukee with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waukee, $41.66.
Is fiber internet available in Waukee?
CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Waukee, covering 19% of the city. Lenox Municipal Utilities also offers fiber internet in Waukee and is available to 1.194% of households.
What's a good internet speed for my home?
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.
Why aren’t there more internet options?
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.
Is cable or fiber internet better?
Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.