Internet Service in Iowa

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Iowa

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Iowa Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
87%
87% BROADBAND COVERAGE
19%
19% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

28.2

35th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

87.6%

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

82.4%

of Iowans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

72.6%

of Iowans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.0%

of Iowans have access to wireline service.

25.1%

of Iowans have access to fiber-optic service.

77.7%

of Iowans have access to cable service.

86.9%

of Iowans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Iowans have access to mobile broadband service.

73.9%

of Iowans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Iowa

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Bryant88.4 MBPS10 Providers
2.Northwood86.7 MBPS13 Providers
3.Mediapolis80.8 MBPS10 Providers
4.Agency80.4 MBPS12 Providers
5.Dedham74.9 MBPS9 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Iowa

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE45.2 MBPS
Mediacom Cable34.7 MBPS
CenturyLink20.9 MBPS
Rise Broadband9.5 MBPS
Windstream9.3 MBPS

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 93.0% of Iowans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 421 internet providers in Iowa.
  • There are 384,000 people in Iowa without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 469,000 people in Iowa that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 124,000 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
Adel87.7%14 providers
Albia78.9%8 providers
Algona91.2%10 providers
Altoona98.0%17 providers
Ames98.3%23 providers
Anamosa84.2%16 providers
Ankeny99.1%25 providers
Atlantic87.3%12 providers
Bellevue69.0%18 providers
Bettendorf98.2%14 providers
Bloomfield77.1%13 providers
Blue Grass93.0%16 providers
Bondurant96.3%13 providers
Boone88.2%16 providers
Burlington98.2%14 providers
Camanche95.8%11 providers
Carlisle89.4%16 providers
Carroll90.1%14 providers
Carter Lake86.1%12 providers
Cedar Falls98.5%14 providers
Cedar Rapids99.2%33 providers
Center Point89.8%15 providers
Centerville87.4%12 providers
Chariton77.1%11 providers
Charles City83.5%15 providers
Cherokee94.3%13 providers
Clarinda72.5%13 providers
Clear Lake100.0%13 providers
Clinton97.1%16 providers
Clive99.9%18 providers
Coralville99.4%18 providers
Council Bluffs96.9%15 providers
Cresco77.7%13 providers
Creston82.6%11 providers
Davenport98.4%21 providers
De Witt96.1%10 providers
Decorah67.8%12 providers
Denison87.2%9 providers
Des Moines98.6%24 providers
Dubuque99.6%23 providers
Dyersville91.1%11 providers
Eagle Grove88.1%12 providers
Eldridge98.2%10 providers
Emmetsburg85.9%13 providers
Estherville81.4%17 providers
Evansdale99.8%11 providers
Fairfield91.4%15 providers
Forest City100.0%12 providers
Fort Dodge93.0%14 providers
Fort Madison97.9%12 providers
Garner95.5%13 providers
Glenwood83.2%15 providers
Grimes98.2%14 providers
Grinnell89.7%17 providers
Hampton82.9%16 providers
Harlan96.2%12 providers
Hiawatha99.8%20 providers
Humboldt83.2%15 providers
Independence87.8%14 providers
Indianola93.7%16 providers
Iowa City97.6%24 providers
Iowa Falls86.7%16 providers
Jefferson95.4%8 providers
Jesup95.4%13 providers
Johnston99.9%18 providers
Kalona81.8%14 providers
Keokuk98.3%11 providers
Knoxville91.4%13 providers
Le Claire98.4%12 providers
Le Mars83.4%9 providers
Madrid82.8%12 providers
Manchester83.5%12 providers
Maquoketa93.5%19 providers
Marengo80.3%12 providers
Marion98.3%18 providers
Marshalltown93.8%14 providers
Mason City98.3%18 providers
Milford87.7%14 providers
Missouri Valley57.7%12 providers
Monticello73.8%15 providers
Mount Pleasant92.5%14 providers
Mount Vernon82.4%16 providers
Muscatine48.9%13 providers
Nevada90.7%14 providers
New Hampton79.0%13 providers
Newton93.0%13 providers
North Liberty98.1%20 providers
Norwalk97.4%13 providers
Oelwein87.5%12 providers
Orange City94.4%10 providers
Osage85.6%14 providers
Osceola84.3%13 providers
Oskaloosa93.0%15 providers
Ottumwa90.9%12 providers
Pella95.8%14 providers
Peosta90.7%13 providers
Perry93.2%14 providers
Pleasant Hill99.1%15 providers
Polk City94.2%15 providers
Red Oak86.6%13 providers
Rock Rapids80.4%11 providers
Rock Valley86.0%10 providers
Sergeant Bluff91.3%10 providers
Sheldon41.2%12 providers
Shenandoah89.8%11 providers
Sioux Center100.0%7 providers
Sioux City97.6%18 providers
Solon90.7%11 providers
Spencer95.8%18 providers
Spirit Lake92.9%18 providers
Storm Lake93.2%12 providers
Story City80.4%14 providers
Tama80.8%12 providers
Tipton78.5%16 providers
Urbandale99.9%16 providers
Vinton94.2%12 providers
Washington87.5%17 providers
Waterloo98.8%19 providers
Waukee99.3%15 providers
Waukon68.1%9 providers
Waverly90.6%15 providers
Webster City89.3%16 providers
West Burlington92.2%14 providers
West Des Moines97.4%27 providers
West Liberty90.8%12 providers
Williamsburg72.5%15 providers
Wilton7.1%15 providers
Windsor Heights100.0%14 providers
Winterset79.3%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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