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.
88%
88% BROADBAND COVERAGE
19%
19% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

30.1

33rd

BROADBAND SPEEDS

88.9%

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

84.2%

of Iowans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

73.2%

of Iowans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.5%

of Iowans have access to wireline service.

25.8%

of Iowans have access to fiber-optic service.

77.0%

of Iowans have access to cable service.

88.1%

of Iowans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Iowans have access to mobile broadband service.

73.3%

of Iowans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Iowa

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Agency94.2 MBPS12 Providers
2.Hawkeye89.7 MBPS10 Providers
3.Bryant88.4 MBPS10 Providers
4.Woolstock87.8 MBPS10 Providers
5.Northwood86.3 MBPS13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Iowa

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE44.0 MBPS
Mediacom Cable36.3 MBPS
CenturyLink22.3 MBPS
Windstream11.3 MBPS
Rise Broadband10.3 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 93.9% of Iowans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 424 internet providers in Iowa.
  • There are 343,000 people in Iowa without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 474,000 people in Iowa that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 109,000 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
Adel91.2%14 providers
Albia79.4%8 providers
Algona92.0%10 providers
Altoona97.9%15 providers
Ames96.3%25 providers
Anamosa92.9%17 providers
Ankeny98.7%24 providers
Atlantic88.6%13 providers
Bellevue69.7%17 providers
Bettendorf98.7%13 providers
Bloomfield75.9%13 providers
Blue Grass92.5%16 providers
Bondurant96.1%13 providers
Boone90.6%16 providers
Burlington98.1%14 providers
Camanche95.3%10 providers
Carlisle92.5%16 providers
Carroll91.5%14 providers
Carter Lake86.1%12 providers
Cedar Falls98.6%13 providers
Cedar Rapids99.3%29 providers
Center Point90.1%14 providers
Centerville87.9%12 providers
Chariton77.8%11 providers
Charles City83.9%15 providers
Cherokee92.0%13 providers
Clarinda82.6%13 providers
Clear Lake99.8%13 providers
Clinton96.4%16 providers
Clive99.8%19 providers
Coralville99.4%16 providers
Council Bluffs97.6%14 providers
Cresco76.5%13 providers
Creston88.3%11 providers
Davenport97.2%21 providers
De Witt96.9%10 providers
Decorah64.4%13 providers
Denison86.1%9 providers
Des Moines98.4%27 providers
Dubuque99.3%23 providers
Dyersville92.8%11 providers
Eagle Grove87.4%12 providers
Eldridge98.0%10 providers
Emmetsburg89.0%12 providers
Estherville83.3%17 providers
Evansdale99.8%11 providers
Fairfield91.6%15 providers
Forest City100.0%12 providers
Fort Dodge92.4%14 providers
Fort Madison96.7%12 providers
Garner95.7%13 providers
Glenwood94.8%16 providers
Grimes97.9%14 providers
Grinnell93.7%17 providers
Hampton81.4%16 providers
Harlan96.0%12 providers
Hiawatha99.4%20 providers
Humboldt85.2%15 providers
Independence88.0%15 providers
Indianola92.9%16 providers
Iowa City97.4%23 providers
Iowa Falls87.4%16 providers
Jefferson99.1%8 providers
Jesup95.4%13 providers
Johnston99.8%16 providers
Kalona87.4%14 providers
Keokuk98.0%11 providers
Knoxville90.1%14 providers
Le Claire96.6%12 providers
Le Mars83.4%9 providers
Madrid84.8%13 providers
Manchester82.9%13 providers
Maquoketa92.9%18 providers
Marengo80.4%12 providers
Marion98.9%18 providers
Marshalltown94.5%14 providers
Mason City97.7%18 providers
Milford87.5%14 providers
Missouri Valley78.3%12 providers
Monticello79.6%15 providers
Mount Pleasant92.6%13 providers
Mount Vernon84.0%16 providers
Muscatine96.3%13 providers
Nevada91.5%14 providers
New Hampton77.4%14 providers
Newton95.6%13 providers
North Liberty96.2%19 providers
Norwalk97.5%13 providers
Oelwein93.2%12 providers
Orange City95.0%10 providers
Osage85.9%15 providers
Osceola84.6%13 providers
Oskaloosa93.4%15 providers
Ottumwa91.5%12 providers
Pella96.3%14 providers
Peosta96.0%14 providers
Perry92.9%14 providers
Pleasant Hill97.9%14 providers
Polk City95.0%14 providers
Red Oak88.2%13 providers
Rock Rapids80.4%11 providers
Rock Valley86.0%10 providers
Sergeant Bluff95.6%10 providers
Sheldon91.8%12 providers
Shenandoah94.4%11 providers
Sioux Center100.0%7 providers
Sioux City95.6%21 providers
Solon92.3%11 providers
Spencer95.5%18 providers
Spirit Lake92.4%19 providers
Storm Lake88.0%11 providers
Story City82.9%13 providers
Tama83.4%12 providers
Tipton78.1%14 providers
Urbandale99.7%16 providers
Vinton93.7%13 providers
Washington91.9%16 providers
Waterloo99.0%19 providers
Waukee96.6%16 providers
Waukon68.6%8 providers
Waverly96.5%15 providers
Webster City90.3%16 providers
West Burlington91.7%14 providers
West Des Moines96.9%25 providers
West Liberty90.1%12 providers
Williamsburg72.2%14 providers
Wilton9.5%15 providers
Windsor Heights100.0%14 providers
Winterset84.3%13 providers
Last Updated on 3/6/2019.

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