Internet Providers in Donnellson, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Donnellson, IA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55.5

Internet Access in Donnellson, Iowa

Information on BroadbandNow is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage filings. We also use direct provider reports to enhance the data. Pricing and plan data is collected through our research division. Locally, we've analyzed 259 Internet plans in Donnellson in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 222 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Windstream is also a common Internet choice in Donnellson, offering DSL service available to 99 percent of the area.

DSL Internet providers like Windstream connect customers to Internet services using copper phone lines on utility poles, which is why DSL frequently comes through telecommunication companies that also offer phone service. DSL is available for near one hundred percent of area addresses. copper DSL lines have limited capacity when compared to fiber/cable infrastructure, which results in lower overall speeds. This is partly why weighted average speeds in Donnellson are below the state, coming in with 9.21 Mbps compared to the 60.45 Mbps average data rate in Iowa.

79.59 percent of Donnellson is currently without a choice for true broadband Internet service. This isn't a shock, seeing as competition between Internet providers is not strong. Addresses in the local area have an average 1-2 choices for broadband service.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest providers in Donnellson as measured by coverage. These providers often compete at addresses in different blocks around Donnellson.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Donnellson, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Donnellson, Iowa

  • Windstream - DSL - 99.5% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Windstream - Cable - 8.7% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 6.5% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 5.8% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 4.2% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone - Fiber - 1.3% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Donnellson

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Donnellson is the 811th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Nauvoo, but behind Fort Madison, Kahoka, Montrose, and West Point.

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

Approximately 400 people in Lee 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 Donnellson 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 20% of Donnellson 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 Lee County, approximately 1,000 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 Caps and Video Streaming in Donnellson

Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the top ISPs in Donnellson use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because users view caps as a strategy to stop video streaming, while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Donnellson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 99.5%+ 200 Mbps
Windstream Cable 8.7%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 6.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 5.8%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 4.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone Fiber 1.3%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 10.1%+ 40 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 3.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Donnellson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Donnellson 9.2 Mbps 8 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +406.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +107 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +118.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +118.4 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( $0.00 )