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

23.2

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.Cresco124.2 MBPS13 Providers
2.Cedar Falls49.3 MBPS14 Providers
3.Keokuk39.9 MBPS11 Providers
4.Grinnell39.0 MBPS17 Providers
5.Ames36.3 MBPS22 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Iowa

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Cable ONE38.7 MBPS
Mediacom Cable30.6 MBPS
CenturyLink12.8 MBPS
Windstream6.8 MBPS
Frontier Communications4.2 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 414 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
Ames91.9%22 providers
Ankeny98.7%23 providers
Bettendorf98.4%16 providers
Cedar Falls97.5%14 providers
Cedar Rapids98.4%31 providers
Council Bluffs96.6%13 providers
Davenport96.5%23 providers
Des Moines98.3%24 providers
Dubuque96.8%21 providers
Iowa City94.6%24 providers
Marion97.8%16 providers
Marshalltown92.2%13 providers
Muscatine29.4%15 providers
Ottumwa88.4%12 providers
Sioux City95.4%18 providers
Urbandale99.7%16 providers
Waterloo97.1%17 providers
West Des Moines96.3%28 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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