Internet Service in Iowa

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BROADBAND IN Iowa

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Iowa Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
83%
83% BROADBAND COVERAGE
20%
20% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.9

33rd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

82.7%

of Iowans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

75.5%

of Iowans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

4.5%

of Iowans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.6%

of Iowans have access to wireline service.

30.0%

of Iowans have access to fiber-optic service.

79.9%

of Iowans have access to cable service.

89.5%

of Iowans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.9%

of Iowans have access to mobile broadband service.

83.6%

of Iowans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Iowa

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1.
Orange City
45.5 MBPS
45.5">%
2.
Fairfield
41.5 MBPS
41.5">%
3.
Norwalk
41.2 MBPS
41.2">%
4.
Winterset
39.8 MBPS
39.8">%
5.
Fort Madison
38.3 MBPS
38.3">%

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Connect Iowa has been awarded $5,769,942 in federal grants for Iowa's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $33,945,037, accounting for 1.0% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Iowa.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 84.7% to 89.1% of Iowans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 370 broadband providers in Iowa.
  • There are 537,000 people in Iowa without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 483,000 people in Iowa that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 123,000 people in Iowa don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Iowa CITIES

Ames97.9%30 providers
Ankeny99.9%31 providers
Bettendorf100.0%23 providers
Cedar Falls100.0%16 providers
Cedar Rapids99.9%44 providers
Council Bluffs97.2%17 providers
Davenport100.0%33 providers
Des Moines100.0%34 providers
Dubuque100.0%28 providers
Iowa City99.9%36 providers
Marion100.0%28 providers
Marshalltown100.0%15 providers
Muscatine100.0%18 providers
Ottumwa100.0%14 providers
Sioux City99.8%24 providers
Urbandale99.5%22 providers
Waterloo100.0%22 providers
West Des Moines99.7%32 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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