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Internet Providers in Donnellson, Iowa
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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 276 Internet plans in Donnellson in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 302 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 and Fiber 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 21.58 Mbps compared to the 69.32 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
79.6% of consumers in Donnellson2,000 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||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||4.2%|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.5%|
|Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone||50 Mbps||Fiber||2m 43s||1.3%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||5.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Donnellson to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Donnellson||21.6 Mbps||8||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +512.8 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +127.2 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +139 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +147.9 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +140.5 Mbps )||8||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|