Internet Providers in Britt, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Britt, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 57.47 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 10.99%

Internet Access in Britt, Iowa

Internet Infrastructure in Britt overall is robust. The city has average speeds 2.98% stronger than the Iowa average.

Mediacom Cable is another common Internet choice for Britt, offering mainly Cable service available to 74 percent of the area.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Britt's primary wired broadband providers.

Remember that since FCC coverage data is currently collected twice a year and only made public six months after, availability listed in the results might not include the latest upgrades or regional changes. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the lag time.

View the interactive map below for more insights on Internet service competition on the granular census block level. Although the majority of neighborhoods have around 4 options, some areas are less well-served or may be limited to one.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Britt with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Britt is the 287th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Clear Lake and Forest City, but behind Algona, Garner, and Belmond.
  • The fastest zip code in Britt for February 2021 is 50423. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Britt, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Communications 1 Network 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Britt, Iowa

  • Mediacom - 74.1% Availability in Britt - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Communications 1 Network - 73.7% Availability in Britt - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 73.4% Availability in Britt - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association - 27.6% Availability in Britt - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Britt - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Britt - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Britt

Britt Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Britt is the 287th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Clear Lake and Forest City, but behind Algona, Garner, and Belmond.

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

Approximately 600 people in Hancock 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: 87% of people living in Britt 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 79% of Britt 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.

As of this month, 50423 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Britt.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Hancock County, approximately 800 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 and Video Streaming in Britt

Data from our researchers shows that top providers in the area currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Britt

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Mediacom Cable Cable 74.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Communications 1 Network Fiber 73.7%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 73.4%+ 20 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 35.9%+ 100 Mbps
Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association Fiber 27.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Northwest Communications Fixed Wireless 24.6%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Northwest Communications Fixed Wireless 89.6%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 32.5%+ 40 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 5.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Britt to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Britt 57.5 Mbps 8 $0.43 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +291.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +49.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +42.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +54.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +57.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )