Internet Providers in Belle Plaine, IA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Belle Plaine, IA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$68.62|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Belle Plaine, Iowa
Internet Access in Belle Plaine, Iowa
The average census block area in Belle Plaine has access to 3 Internet providers. This means that most houses in the area have at least 3 options for Internet.
Viasat Internet or HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Belle Plaine.
Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected biannually and only made public six or more months after, provider availability shown in the results below might not include the latest network expansions. We aggregate coverage data directly from many Internet providers to help fix this problem.
In terms of network types, Belle Plaine residents have a variety of wired network types, specifically fiber, cable, and DSL. Fiber, the preferred network type around Belle Plaine, is available to 8.37 percent of residential addresses. Cable, meanwhile, is a service option for 86.33 percent of area residents. DSL can be accessed by 98.38 percent of the local population.
Outside of the Internet options detailed above, Windstream is another option to consider. They have coverage in 95 percent of the Belle Plaine area. Wireless choices are advertised in the area, but the wired providers shown in our results virtually always have better pricing. The vast majority of residents can get service from wired broadband.
Internet Statistics 2021
7.6% of consumers in Belle Plaine200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Belle Plaine, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||83.4%|
|USA Communications (Iowa)||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||73.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Cooperative Telephone Company||100 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 21s||5.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Brooklyn Mutual Telecommunications Cooperative||24 Mbps||DSL||5m 41s||2.5%|
|USA Communications (Iowa)||6 Mbps||Cable||22m 45s||2.4%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Belle Plaine
Data collected by our research team suggests that popular ISPs in Belle Plaine currently use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a strategy to discourage streaming services. Providers explain they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Belle Plaine to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Belle Plaine||14.5 Mbps||13||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +519.9 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +134.3 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +146.1 Mbps )||15 ( +2 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +155 Mbps )||23 ( +10 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +147.6 Mbps )||8 ( -5 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|