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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.
90%
90% BROADBAND COVERAGE
18%
18% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

29.4

31st

BROADBAND SPEEDS

90.2%

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

85.4%

of Iowans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

73.6%

of Iowans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

96.8%

of Iowans have access to wireline service.

29.0%

of Iowans have access to fiber-optic service.

77.7%

of Iowans have access to cable service.

87.5%

of Iowans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Iowans have access to mobile broadband service.

71.0%

of Iowans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest cities in Iowa

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Woolstock101.1 MBPS10 Providers
2.Agency96.3 MBPS12 Providers
3.Hawkeye91.4 MBPS10 Providers
4.Keystone87.5 MBPS10 Providers
5.Northwood86.2 MBPS13 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Iowa

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Mediacom Cable39.6 MBPS
Cable ONE39.5 MBPS
CenturyLink22.9 MBPS
Windstream13.5 MBPS
Rise Broadband10.2 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 94.4% of Iowans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 423 internet providers in Iowa.
  • There are 305,000 people in Iowa without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 459,000 people in Iowa that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 100,000 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
Adel91.7%15 providers
Albia81.4%8 providers
Algona92.5%10 providers
Altoona97.9%16 providers
Ames96.8%24 providers
Anamosa91.1%17 providers
Ankeny99.1%22 providers
Atlantic92.8%13 providers
Bellevue75.3%17 providers
Bettendorf99.5%14 providers
Bloomfield81.4%13 providers
Blue Grass94.3%14 providers
Bondurant97.9%13 providers
Boone90.9%16 providers
Burlington98.0%14 providers
Camanche95.5%10 providers
Carlisle92.6%16 providers
Carroll91.5%14 providers
Carter Lake86.1%12 providers
Cedar Falls98.7%14 providers
Cedar Rapids99.5%29 providers
Center Point90.1%15 providers
Centerville87.5%12 providers
Chariton77.8%11 providers
Charles City84.6%15 providers
Cherokee92.7%13 providers
Clarinda83.2%12 providers
Clear Lake100.0%12 providers
Clinton97.3%16 providers
Clive100.0%18 providers
Coralville99.4%17 providers
Council Bluffs97.8%13 providers
Cresco77.1%13 providers
Creston89.0%12 providers
Davenport98.2%19 providers
De Witt97.7%10 providers
Decorah65.2%11 providers
Denison89.7%9 providers
Des Moines98.6%22 providers
Dubuque99.6%22 providers
Dyersville93.2%12 providers
Eagle Grove88.2%12 providers
Eldridge98.2%10 providers
Emmetsburg89.9%12 providers
Estherville84.2%15 providers
Evansdale99.9%11 providers
Fairfield88.6%14 providers
Forest City100.0%11 providers
Fort Dodge93.3%14 providers
Fort Madison97.6%13 providers
Garner95.7%12 providers
Glenwood95.8%16 providers
Grimes98.6%14 providers
Grinnell94.5%15 providers
Hampton82.2%15 providers
Harlan97.7%12 providers
Hiawatha99.6%19 providers
Humboldt86.3%15 providers
Independence88.0%15 providers
Indianola93.4%15 providers
Iowa City97.7%24 providers
Iowa Falls87.7%16 providers
Jefferson99.1%9 providers
Jesup95.4%12 providers
Johnston99.9%17 providers
Kalona85.9%13 providers
Keokuk98.8%11 providers
Knoxville90.9%13 providers
Le Claire98.2%12 providers
Le Mars83.4%8 providers
Madrid85.4%13 providers
Manchester90.4%13 providers
Maquoketa94.6%19 providers
Marengo84.6%12 providers
Marion99.1%18 providers
Marshalltown94.9%13 providers
Mason City98.1%17 providers
Milford90.4%14 providers
Missouri Valley79.6%12 providers
Monticello79.8%15 providers
Mount Pleasant93.9%13 providers
Mount Vernon84.2%16 providers
Muscatine97.1%13 providers
Nevada92.0%14 providers
New Hampton79.3%14 providers
Newton95.8%13 providers
North Liberty98.2%18 providers
Norwalk98.4%13 providers
Oelwein95.2%11 providers
Orange City95.0%10 providers
Osage86.3%15 providers
Osceola86.3%13 providers
Oskaloosa93.4%15 providers
Ottumwa92.6%12 providers
Pella96.6%14 providers
Peosta96.3%14 providers
Perry92.9%14 providers
Pleasant Hill98.0%14 providers
Polk City95.4%14 providers
Red Oak89.0%13 providers
Rock Rapids80.4%11 providers
Rock Valley86.1%10 providers
Sergeant Bluff96.2%9 providers
Sheldon93.2%12 providers
Shenandoah95.1%10 providers
Sioux Center100.0%7 providers
Sioux City95.5%18 providers
Solon95.8%11 providers
Spencer95.5%18 providers
Spirit Lake94.3%17 providers
Storm Lake89.1%12 providers
Story City83.3%13 providers
Tama83.4%10 providers
Tipton78.9%14 providers
Urbandale99.9%16 providers
Vinton94.5%13 providers
Washington91.8%15 providers
Waterloo99.1%18 providers
Waukee99.3%16 providers
Waukon69.1%10 providers
Waverly98.7%15 providers
Webster City90.3%15 providers
West Burlington92.8%14 providers
West Des Moines97.3%22 providers
West Liberty90.1%12 providers
Williamsburg78.9%14 providers
Wilton15.8%15 providers
Windsor Heights100.0%14 providers
Winterset87.7%14 providers
Last Updated on 10/16/2019.

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