Internet Providers in Belle Plaine, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Belle Plaine, IA
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.62

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.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Belle Plaine with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Belle Plaine is the 4th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Marengo, Toledo, Brooklyn, Dysart, and Tama.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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%
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s 95.4%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Cooperative Telephone Company 100 Mbps DSL and Fiber 1m 21s 5.0%
Windstream 300 Mbps Cable 27s 1.7%
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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Belle Plaine

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Belle Plaine is the 4th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Marengo, Toledo, Brooklyn, Dysart, and Tama.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Benton 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: 8% of people living in Belle Plaine 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.

Approximately 92% of Belle Plaine residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Benton County, approximately 3,000 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.

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 )