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.
84%
84% BROADBAND COVERAGE
21%
21% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

26.8

38th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

84.5%

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

78.6%

of Iowans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

69.4%

of Iowans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

95.3%

of Iowans have access to wireline service.

23.3%

of Iowans have access to fiber-optic service.

74.7%

of Iowans have access to cable service.

86.6%

of Iowans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Iowans have access to mobile broadband service.

72.6%

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.Northwood87.6 MBPS13 Providers
3.Mediapolis79.7 MBPS10 Providers
4.Ute62.0 MBPS5 Providers
5.Prairieburg59.6 MBPS9 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Iowa

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE44.1 MBPS
Mediacom Cable33.5 MBPS
CenturyLink18.8 MBPS
Rise Broadband9.4 MBPS
Windstream9.1 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 91.5% of Iowans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 419 internet providers in Iowa.
  • There are 480,000 people in Iowa without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 520,000 people in Iowa that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 145,000 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
Adel74.3%14 providers
Albia73.8%8 providers
Algona91.6%12 providers
Altoona96.7%16 providers
Ames91.9%23 providers
Anamosa76.6%16 providers
Ankeny98.7%24 providers
Atlantic87.6%12 providers
Bellevue63.1%15 providers
Bettendorf98.4%16 providers
Bloomfield76.6%14 providers
Blue Grass87.7%16 providers
Bondurant85.1%13 providers
Boone82.3%16 providers
Burlington97.6%14 providers
Camanche94.2%12 providers
Carlisle83.0%17 providers
Carroll88.1%14 providers
Carter Lake86.7%13 providers
Cedar Falls97.5%15 providers
Cedar Rapids98.4%32 providers
Center Point88.9%14 providers
Centerville82.5%12 providers
Chariton70.3%11 providers
Charles City81.2%15 providers
Cherokee93.8%13 providers
Clarinda70.3%13 providers
Clear Lake100.0%13 providers
Clinton94.7%16 providers
Clive99.6%18 providers
Coralville99.4%18 providers
Council Bluffs96.6%14 providers
Cresco75.3%13 providers
Creston84.2%11 providers
Davenport96.5%23 providers
De Witt88.2%10 providers
Decorah61.5%12 providers
Denison83.2%9 providers
Des Moines98.3%25 providers
Dubuque96.8%22 providers
Dyersville86.3%11 providers
Eagle Grove87.0%13 providers
Eldridge96.4%11 providers
Emmetsburg87.5%13 providers
Estherville82.2%16 providers
Evansdale99.2%12 providers
Fairfield89.4%15 providers
Forest City100.0%12 providers
Fort Dodge92.0%14 providers
Fort Madison93.8%12 providers
Garner91.0%13 providers
Glenwood70.1%15 providers
Grimes96.6%15 providers
Grinnell86.8%18 providers
Hampton80.0%18 providers
Harlan95.0%12 providers
Hiawatha99.2%20 providers
Humboldt80.0%17 providers
Independence85.9%16 providers
Indianola86.1%16 providers
Iowa City94.6%25 providers
Iowa Falls80.2%15 providers
Jefferson95.5%8 providers
Jesup95.4%14 providers
Johnston99.1%17 providers
Kalona78.0%14 providers
Keokuk96.9%11 providers
Knoxville83.2%13 providers
Le Claire93.3%12 providers
Le Mars83.4%9 providers
Madrid78.0%12 providers
Manchester77.3%12 providers
Maquoketa81.2%18 providers
Marengo74.8%12 providers
Marion97.8%17 providers
Marshalltown92.2%14 providers
Mason City97.3%18 providers
Milford87.0%15 providers
Missouri Valley50.7%13 providers
Monticello69.5%16 providers
Mount Pleasant90.3%13 providers
Mount Vernon77.1%16 providers
Muscatine29.4%15 providers
Nevada88.6%14 providers
New Hampton72.0%13 providers
Newton83.4%15 providers
North Liberty97.6%20 providers
Norwalk89.9%13 providers
Oelwein89.6%13 providers
Orange City94.2%10 providers
Osage84.6%14 providers
Osceola79.8%13 providers
Oskaloosa91.3%15 providers
Ottumwa88.4%13 providers
Pella93.9%15 providers
Peosta84.5%12 providers
Perry87.9%15 providers
Pleasant Hill97.4%15 providers
Polk City91.9%15 providers
Red Oak85.3%13 providers
Rock Rapids80.4%11 providers
Rock Valley86.0%10 providers
Sergeant Bluff89.9%10 providers
Sheldon36.8%12 providers
Shenandoah88.5%11 providers
Sioux Center100.0%7 providers
Sioux City95.4%19 providers
Solon86.5%11 providers
Spencer95.5%19 providers
Spirit Lake90.5%17 providers
Storm Lake92.6%12 providers
Story City78.0%15 providers
Tama74.1%12 providers
Tipton68.8%16 providers
Urbandale99.7%17 providers
Vinton92.7%12 providers
Washington85.4%17 providers
Waterloo97.1%19 providers
Waukee97.8%15 providers
Waukon61.2%10 providers
Waverly85.5%15 providers
Webster City88.9%16 providers
West Burlington92.7%14 providers
West Des Moines96.3%29 providers
West Liberty89.5%12 providers
Williamsburg70.4%15 providers
Wilton10.1%16 providers
Windsor Heights100.0%15 providers
Winterset64.8%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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