Internet providers in 52172

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Provider
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 20 MbpsDSL77%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable72%
NEIT Services $69.95 25 - 9 MbpsDSL15%
AcenTek $29.95 200 - 15 MbpsDSL11%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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52172 internet service at a glance

At 91%, broadband coverage in the 52172 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 52172 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 87% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 74% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Waukon, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are eight internet providers serving the 52172 area, and 72.93% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 52172, prices start at $29.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 52172

The largest internet providers serving the 52172 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and NEIT Services bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 52172 ZIP code, covering 77% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 72% of the area. Waukon’s third most-available internet provider, NEIT Services , offers DSL to around 15% of residents in the 52172 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

77%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 52172 ZIP code, covering 77% 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 Waukon, $47.84.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waukon, $0.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 52172 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waukon's providers, 194 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

72%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to most households in the 52172 ZIP code, covering 72% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 52172 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 Waukon, $47.84.

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 Waukon, $0.58.

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 52172 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waukon's providers, 194 Mbps.

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NEIT Services DSL internet

Provider

NEIT Services

Starting price*
$69.95/mo.
Max download speed

9 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

15%

DSL from NEIT Services offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 52172 ZIP code, covering 15% of the area.

DSL internet from NEIT Services 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 NEIT Services start at $69.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Waukon, $47.84.

NEIT Services customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.80 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waukon, $0.58.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, NEIT Services offers download speeds up to 9 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in 52172 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 15% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waukon's providers, 194 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 52172 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 52172 and the greater Waukon area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waukon at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Waukon at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 52172 ZIP, 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 Waukon 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 Waukon DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet providers in 52172 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 52172 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 72% of households in 52172. The next fastest internet provider in the 52172 ZIP code is LTD Broadband, offering download speeds up to 244 Mbps to 9.958% of the area.

AcenTek offers the cheapest internet in the 52172 ZIP with service starting at $29.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waukon, $47.84.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

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%.

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.