Internet Providers in Clive, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Clive, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 5
Average Speed Test Result: 98.3 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.06%

Internet Access in Clive, Iowa

Clive has two major Internet service options to understand — coaxial cable (99.44% coverage) and DSL (close to one hundred percent coverage). Coaxial cable broadband is delivered from cable TV providers via pre-existing coaxial copper TV cables strung up on telephone poles or buried along the road. DSL, similarly, is sent via phone lines. The vast majority of Clive neighborhoods and addresses can access both cable and DSL service from competing telecom companies.

CenturyLink and Mediacom Cable also offer Internet service in Clive, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

The plans displayed on this page are manually collected through our research team.

Click around in our custom maps below to analyze broadband provider competition across specific parts of Clive. Our latest coverage data shows that the average census block in area has 3.3 or more Internet companies.

  • There are 19 internet providers in Clive with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Clive is the 12th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, Windsor Heights, and Grimes.
  • The fastest zip code in Clive for February 2021 is 50325. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Clive, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Mi-Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Windstream 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Clive, Iowa

  • CenturyLink - 99.9% Availability in Clive - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 99.4% Availability in Clive - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 28.2% Availability in Clive - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Windstream - 6.0% Availability in Clive - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Mi-Fiber - 3.2% Availability in Clive - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Clive - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Clive - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Clive

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Clive is the 12th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, Windsor Heights, and Grimes.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Polk 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: 13% of people living in Clive 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 100% of Clive 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, 50325 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Clive.

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

In Polk County, approximately 9,000 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 and Video Streaming in Clive

Data collected by our market research team suggests that common providers use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Clive

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 99.9%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 99.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 28.2%+ 50 Mbps
Minburn Communications Fixed Wireless 17.3%+ 20 Mbps
Windstream DSL 6.0%+ 25 Mbps
Mi-Fiber Fiber 3.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 94.6%+ 940 Mbps
NexGen Communications Fiber 100% 10 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 86.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 73.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 36.6%+ 50 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber and Copper 12.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Aureon Fiber 12.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mi-Fiber Fiber 9.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 5.7%+ 9 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.3%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 3.3%+ -- Mbps

Compare Clive to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Clive 98.3 Mbps 9 $0.58 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +250.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +8.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +1.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +13.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +17 Mbps ) 9 $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Clive

Fast but reckless; not a good value for internet

If it didn't stutter every minute, it would legitimately be the fastest your money can buy - music downloads like a breeze, movies download so quickly your computer doesn't even know where to put it yet, and games don't lag more than 60 ms; unfortunately, no amount of speed can alter the fact that the connection seemingly rolls a dice every minute to decide if it wants to stay stable or not; if you complain enough, you might get free movies for a month, but other than that, customer service more than likely will leave you on your own. When it works, it's very fast, but I'd like to start streaming again, and due to the fact that the connection blinks every other minute and forces all devices to figure out what just happened, means that I would have to restart the stream in the same manner every time it happens. I even tried reducing my computer's MTU size to 1. Literally just 1 byte of data per packet sent, just to see if it could at least reliably send 1 byte of data a time without any stutters; spoiler alert, it didn't. In fact, two out of the four single bytes sent didn't even make it to google.com when I pinged it, and that's not to say that I am the only one affected by this. My father works IT for a mass corporation and can no longer work at home reliably since he literally loses work every time the internet decides to not work. This "problem" manifests itself in many ways, the most notable ones being: -even though the ping is perfectly fine, i cannot reconnect to games -my dad loses his work -my dad cannot reliably connect to conference calls -my stream freezes -the internet doesn't work for the day or -the internet doesn't work, we don't know if it's for the day or week or month (yeah, it's happened) Overall, I give Mediacom a 5/10 - a barely average rating. If customer service didn't give any consolation prize at all, I would have made my customer service rating a 1/5. Reliability, as I have stated above, is a tragic 1/5. I would rather have stable internet than blazing fast internet in this case. Speed isn't an argument, it's a near perfect score. It is incredibly fast when it decides to work. Value is a 2/5, since stability is what makes fast speeds work, if we look at total speed taking into account the stutters, it's mediocre at best.