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Internet providers in Des Moines, WA

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Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic21%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL78%
GTT Communications - -DSL16%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 50 MbpsDSL2.935%
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Des Moines internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Des Moines is comparable to the rest of Washington - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Des Moines area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of 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 21% of those living in Des Moines.

There are seven internet providers serving the Des Moines area, and 99.27% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Des Moines's seven internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Des Moines

The largest internet providers in Des Moines are Xfinity and CenturyLink bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Des Moines.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Des Moines residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 78% of the area. Des Moines’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers fiber-optic to around 21% of Des Moines residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Des Moines covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Des Moines residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.66.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Des Moines, $1.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Des Moines. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 413 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

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

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

78%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Des Moines covering 78% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in 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 Des Moines, $46.66.

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 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 Des Moines. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 413 Mbps.

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CenturyLink fiber-optic internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$65/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

21%

Fiber-optic from CenturyLink offers broadband to some, but not many households in Des Moines covering 21% 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 Des Moines than other internet types.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $65/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.66.

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 Des Moines, $1.51.

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 Des Moines. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Des Moines's providers, 413 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Des Moines, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Des Moines, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Des Moines and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Des Moines at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Des Moines at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Des Moines residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Des Moines with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 21% of households in Des Moines. The next fastest internet provider in Des Moines is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Des Moines with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Des Moines, $46.66.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Des Moines, covering 21% of the city.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.