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.
81%
81% BROADBAND COVERAGE
22%
22% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.9

39th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

81.9%

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

76.3%

of Iowans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

8.5%

of Iowans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

94.6%

of Iowans have access to wireline service.

20.9%

of Iowans have access to fiber-optic service.

75.1%

of Iowans have access to cable service.

86.7%

of Iowans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Iowans have access to mobile broadband service.

77.8%

of Iowans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Iowa

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1.
Cresco
124.2 MBPS
124.2">%
2.
Cedar Falls
49.3 MBPS
49.3">%
3.
Keokuk
39.9 MBPS
39.9">%
4.
Grinnell
39.0 MBPS
39.0">%
5.
Ames
36.3 MBPS
36.3">%

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 89.9% of Iowans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 393 broadband providers in Iowa.
  • There are 562,000 people in Iowa without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 513,000 people in Iowa that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 168,000 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

Average speed over time
Ames91.9%34 providers
Ankeny98.7%32 providers
Bettendorf98.4%21 providers
Cedar Falls97.5%17 providers
Cedar Rapids98.4%48 providers
Council Bluffs96.7%19 providers
Davenport96.9%34 providers
Des Moines98.3%37 providers
Dubuque96.8%32 providers
Iowa City94.6%37 providers
Marion97.8%29 providers
Marshalltown92.1%16 providers
Muscatine21.4%19 providers
Ottumwa88.2%15 providers
Sioux City94.9%27 providers
Urbandale99.7%21 providers
Waterloo96.5%22 providers
West Des Moines96.3%37 providers
Last Updated on 7/11/2017.

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