Iowa

Internet Service Providers

Compare Local Plans (IA)

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ISPLowest Price (cheapest plan)Top Speeds (fastest plan)
ATT10 mbps for $60/mo100 mbps for $60/mo
ATT Fiber300 mbps for $60/mo1000 mbps for $80/mo
CenturyLink10 mbps for $50/mo964 mbps for $70/mo
Earthlink3 to 15 mbps for $50 / 60 per mo5 GB for $189 per mo
Frontier500 mbps for $50 / mo2 GBS mbps for $150 / mo
Mediacom60 mbps for $40/mo1000 mbps for $140/mo
MetroNet100 mbps to 200 mbs $50/mo500 mbps to 1 GB for $60/mo
Rise25 mbps for $46 per mo50 mbps for $56 per mo
Spectrum300 mbps for $50/mo1 GB for $90/mo
Windstream50 Mbps for $27/mo1 Gig for $67/mo

Satellite

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ISPLowest PriceTop Speeds
Viasat12 Mbps for $5030 Mbps fo $100
HughesNet25 Mbps for $40/mo (promo)25 Mbps for $150/mo w/50GB

ATT 844-383-4450

Basic Internet Plans

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost
.8.4$50
1.51$50
51$50
  • Basic plans are $50 per month
  • $99 install fee
  • 1TB data allowance

These plans are good for email, web surfing, social networking, and small file downloads.

Internet Only Plans

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost
55$60
1010$60
2525$60
5050$60
100100$60
  • Speeds depend on where you live and wiring in your location
  • Plans are $60 per month
  • $99 install fee
  • 1TB data allowance

These plans are better for multiple device usage, streaming video, online gaming, large files, etc

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AT&T Fiber 833-270-5669

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost
300300$55
500500$65
1GB1000$80

Max speed per plan is based on your location.


CenturyLink 855-917-9633

Internet Packages

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
940 (fiber)940$100
100100$50
8080$50
4040$50
2010$50
1510$50
  • Speed varies by location
  • CenturyLink plans are no contract
  • Prices are for lifetime of agreement
  • Purchase or lease a CenturyLink modem, or use your own

Corporate store located in Ames, Boone, Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Marshalltown, Mason City, Sioux City, Waterloo.

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Earthlink 1-833-601-5693

Internet Packages

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
3 to 15 Mbps1.0 Mbps$49.95 to 59.95
18 to 30 Mbps1.5 Mbps$59.95
40 to 80 Mbps40 Mbps$59.95 to $79.95
100 to 115 Mbps *100 Mbps$59.95 to $79.95
200 to 500 Mbps500 Mbps$69.95 to $89.95
1 Gb1Gb$89.95
2 Gb2 Gb$19.95
5 Gb5 Gb$189.95
  • * Most popular plan
  • All speeds are dependent on serviceability at physical address—speeds vary by distance.
  • 24/7 Customer support via phone or chat
  • 12 month commitment
  • Router Rental: $12.95/month
  • Professional Installation: $79.95 one-time fee

Available in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Waterloo and nearby areas.

Available in Boston, Holyoke, & Springfield and areas nearby.

Available in Baltimore, DC, Hagerstown and areas nearby.

Available in and around Auburn, Bangor, Portland, Preque Isle area.

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Frontier 855-917-9662

Fios

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
500?$50
940880$75
2 GB?$149
  • Fiber network
  • 2 yr plans
  • Price does not include equipment and a few other minor fees

Fios High Speed Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
66$28
2525$35
115115$45
  • High speed internet (private line connection) as opposed to cable
  • Cable speeds may vary throughout the day since the signal is sent from a nearby cable box that might be shared with your neighbors.

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Mediacom (877)-203-0630

Mediacom Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
605$40
10010$80
20020$100
50030$120
100050$140

  • Cable connection
  • No contract length
  • WiFi 360 extenders provide greater coverage throughout home

Corporate store located in Cedar Rapids.

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MetroNet

Internet Packages

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
100-$50
200-$50
500-$60
1GB-$60
  • Fiber
  • Unlimited data
  • No contract
  • Can use your own modem

Available in the following areas: Ames, Bettendorf, Davenport, Le Claire, Nevada, Pleasant Valley

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Rise 1-855-728-3037

Internet Packages

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
Up to 25 Mbps250 GB data cap$45.94
Up to 50 Mbps250 GB data cap$55.94
25 Mbps Unlimited Datano cap$65
50 Mbps Unlimited Datano cap$75
  • Pricing includes Deco Router
  • Customers may save $5.00 by electing to provide their own Router
  • No contract
  • Pricing is Shown with Auto Pay (without Auto Pay monthly reoccurring cost is an additional $5.00)

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Spectrum 1-833-826-1164

Spectrum Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
300 (no data caps)$50
500(Internet Ultra upgrade)$70
1 GB(Internet Gig upgrade)$90

  • Advanced WiFi option lets you control what devices get wifi
  • Cable connection
  • Free modem
  • Contract free plan
  • No data caps


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Windstream 855-908-9127

High Speed Internet

down (mbps)up (mbps)cost (mbps)
50#$27
200#$37
400fiber$47
500fiber$57
1000fiber$67

  • No contract required for internet only plans.
  • Modem and installation fees apply.

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Viasat Satellite (855) 242-8953

Metered broadband

download speed (Mbps)high speed data (GB)cost
1240 GB$50 / $70
2560 GB$70 / $100
50300 GB$200 / $300
50150 GB$150 / $200
50100 GB$100 / $150

  • 2 yr contract
  • First price shown is for first 3 months (promo)
  • After high speed data limit is used, you still get access to standard data (slower)

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HughesNet 833-270-5638

Internet Only Plans

download speed (Mbps)high speed data (GB)cost
2515 GB$65
2530 GB$75
2545 GB$110
2575 GB$160

  • 2 year commitment
  • lease or purchase equipment
  • includes wi-fi.

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Broadband Developments in Iowa In 2018, the state of Iowa created special broadband grants to facilitate the expansion of cable and fiber infrastructure. The goal is to provide internet access to all cities and towns by encouraging service providers to meet the needs of underserved areas. Funds can be used to pay up to 15% of project costs where applicable. The state wants to improve connectivity for homes, schools, businesses etc