Internet Providers in Alton, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alton, IA
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $71.61

Internet Access in Alton, Iowa

Alton residences have, on average, 2.08 ISPs to choose from. This is normal, seeing as most Internet providers used to be cable TV or phone providers. Most addresses have long been equipped for one of each.

We should note that since FCC availability data is only collected biannually and only published six or more months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Westel Systems is also a common broadband option in Alton, offering Fiber service available to 90 percent of the area. Evertek is another alternative wireless service to 88 percent of the area. Keep in mind that it requires roof access or proximity to a Evertek tower or access point.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Alton's most widely available wired Internet options.

So, essentially, the widest available broadband services within Alton are DSL, followed by Satellite. The granular coverage maps and download speed test data below illustrate how the actual speed statistics differ when comparing each of the zip codes and providers in Alton.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alton, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Westel Systems 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Premier Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Premier Communications 250 Mbps Cable 32s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Premier Communications 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alton, Iowa

  • Westel Systems - Fiber - 90.8% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Premier - Fiber - 8.7% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 9.2% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Premier - Cable - 1.7% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 1.6% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Premier - DSL - 1.6% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alton

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Alton is the 424th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Marcus, Sioux Center, and Remsen, but behind Orange City and Sheldon.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 100 people in Sioux County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 97% of people living in Alton have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Sioux County, approximately 1,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Westel Systems Fiber 90.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Evertek Fixed Wireless 88.8%+ 50 Mbps
Premier Communications Fiber 8.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 9.2%+ 115 Mbps
Community Internet Services Fixed Wireless 5.8%+ 25 Mbps
Premier Communications Cable 1.7%+ 250 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 1.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Premier Communications DSL 1.6%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Premier Communications Fiber 49.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 31.0%+ 115 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Alton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alton 140.2 Mbps 10 $0.69 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +275.2 Mbps ) 14 ( +4 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -21.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -24 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -12.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -12.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )