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Internet providers in 50273

Find internet providers serving the 50273 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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50273 internet providers

Provider
CenturyLink $50.00 ** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL63%
Mediacom $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable72%
Cumberland Telephone Company $65.00 25 - 1,000 MbpsDSL18%
Superior Telephone Cooperative $40.00 6 - 100 MbpsDSL8.260%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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50273 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 50273 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 50273 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 98% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 64% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.740% of those living in the 50273 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 50273 area, and 74.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 50273, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Winterset

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 11 Mbps 4 Mbps Satellite
CenturyLink 93 Mbps 67 Mbps DSL
Rise Broadband 17 Mbps 9 Mbps Wireless
Mediacom 167 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 6 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in 50273

The largest internet providers serving the 50273 ZIP code are CenturyLink, Mediacom, and Cumberland Telephone Company bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 50273 ZIP code, covering 63% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Mediacom, which covers 72% of the area. Winterset’s third most-available internet provider, Cumberland Telephone Company, offers DSL to around 18% of residents in the 50273 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

63%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 50273 ZIP code, covering 63% 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 $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Winterset, $48.56.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Winterset, $1.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in 50273 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 63% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Winterset's providers, 170 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

72%

Cable from Mediacom offers broadband to most households in the 50273 ZIP code, covering 72% of the area.

Mediacom’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 50273 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 Winterset, $48.56.

Mediacom customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Winterset, $1.47.

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 50273 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Winterset's providers, 170 Mbps.

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Cumberland Telephone Company DSL internet

Provider

Cumberland Telephone Company

Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

18%

DSL from Cumberland Telephone Company offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 50273 ZIP code, covering 18% of the area.

DSL internet from Cumberland Telephone Company 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 Cumberland Telephone Company start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Winterset, $48.56.

Cumberland Telephone Company customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Winterset, $1.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cumberland Telephone Company offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in 50273 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 18% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Winterset's providers, 170 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 50273 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 50273 and the greater Winterset area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Winterset at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Winterset at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 50273 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 Winterset may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Winterset cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 50273 frequently asked questions

Mediacom is the fastest internet provider in the 50273 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 72% of households in 50273. The next fastest internet provider in the 50273 ZIP code is Cumberland Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 18% of the area.

Mediacom offers the cheapest internet in the 50273 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Winterset, $48.56.

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.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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%.