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Internet providers in West Des Moines, IA

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West Des Moines, IA internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic7.896%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL84%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 1,000 MbpsCable96%
Consolidated Communications $27.00 10 - 20 MbpsDSL4.561%
ICS Advanced Technologies - -DSL4.436%
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West Des Moines internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of West Des Moines 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 9.030% of those living in West Des Moines.

There are 10 internet providers serving the West Des Moines area, and 93.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among West Des Moines's 10 internet providers, prices start at $27 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in West Des Moines

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most West Des Moines residents, covering 84% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 96% of the area. West Des Moines’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of West Des Moines residents.

CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in West Des Moines covering 84% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines, $46.70.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in West Des Moines, $1.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in West Des Moines. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all West Des Moines's providers, 318 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

96%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to nearly all households in West Des Moines covering 96% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines, $46.70.

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 West Des Moines, $1.51.

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 West Des Moines. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all West Des Moines's providers, 318 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 West Des Moines covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines, $46.70.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in West Des Moines, $1.51.

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 West Des Moines. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all West Des Moines's providers, 318 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in West Des Moines with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 7.896% of households in West Des Moines. The next fastest internet provider in West Des Moines is Mediacom, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 96% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in West Des Moines with plans starting at $27/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in West Des Moines, $46.70.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in West Des Moines, covering 7.896% of the city.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.