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Internet Providers in Des Moines, Iowa

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Home Internet in Des Moines, IA

  • 1. Quantum Fiber
    Speeds Up To
    940 Mbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 24.5%
  • Mediacom
    Speeds Up To
    1 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 98.7%
    Des Moines speed tests confirm high speeds for Mediacom
  • 3. Viasat
    Speeds Up To
    150 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 4. EarthLink
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 28.6%
  • 5. HughesNet
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 6. CenturyLink
    Speeds Up To
    80 Mbps
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    Connection: DSL
    Availability: 42.6%
  • 7. Metronet
    Speeds Up To
    5.12 Gbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 52.2%
    Des Moines speed tests confirm high speeds for Metronet
  • 8. Verizon
    Speeds Up To
    300 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 31.4%
  • 9. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 87.3%
  • 10. Google Fiber
    Speeds Up To
    8 Gbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 5.4%
  • Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • U.S. Cellular
    Speeds Up To
    25 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 95.4%
  • T-Mobile
    Download Speeds:
    33 - 245 Mbps
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    Connection: 5G Internet
    Availability: 14%

Best Internet Providers in Des Moines, IA

CenturyLink is the only widely-available internet provider in Des Moines that offers fiber internet plans and affordable prices starting at $55 per month. Those who live outside of CenturyLink’s fiber coverage areas can opt for its DSL service.

Another internet provider widely available in Des Moines is Mediacom, which offers download speeds up to 1 Gbps on a cable connection. If fiber internet providers like CenturyLink aren’t available in your neighborhood, Mediacom is the best internet provider that achieves gigabit speeds with broader coverage.

Internet Availability in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines residents have access to several wired internet providers, which offer a range of speeds and availability in select neighborhoods. Let’s take a look at the providers with the most presence in Des Moines and their coverage areas.

One of the most predominant providers in Des Moines is Mediacom, which covers 98.7% of the city. Several pockets of downtown don’t fall under Mediacom’s coverage. However, residents living in West Des Moines — specifically Sherman Hill and Woodland Heights — have access to the provider. Most public locations, such as MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and the Iowa State Capitol, are outside of Mediacom’s cable internet coverage.

Another provider in the city is Metronet, though it offers fiber internet instead of cable. It covers 52.2% of Des Moines and has the strongest presence in North of Grand, which is west of downtown Des Moines.

Quantum Fiber is a viable alternative fiber internet provider, though its availability is far more limited than Metronet’s. Its coverage is scattered throughout Des Moines, with the greatest availability west and north of Drake University. It does overlap with Metronet, but its coverage is still less than the other provider.

If you’re one of the few residents living within Google Fiber’s coverage zones, then you’ll have access to fast gigabit speeds. Its availability is very limited in scope — farther west of Des Moines in neighborhoods along the I-235 freeway. Even if you don’t live in these neighborhoods, Des Moines has plenty of fiber internet providers to choose from.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Des Moines

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