Internet Providers in Donnellson, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Donnellson, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 10.07 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 11.46%

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 237 Internet plans in Donnellson in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 481 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.

Satellite and mobile LTE companies can offer backup broadband options for Donnellson those who don't have access to cable or DSL service.

Compared to cable, wireless has lower speeds, higher prices, and lower data caps. wireless Internet is a bad choice for streaming, video chat, and any other data-hungry modern apps.

82.19 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 (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest providers in Donnellson as measured by coverage. These providers often compete at addresses in different blocks around Donnellson.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Donnellson with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Donnellson is the 789th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Nauvoo, but behind Fort Madison, Montrose, Kahoka, and West Point.
  • The fastest zip code in Donnellson for February 2021 is 52625. (see all below).

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
Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
CenturyLink 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Donnellson, Iowa

  • CenturyLink - 5.8% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 4.2% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone - 1.3% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Donnellson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Donnellson

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Donnellson is the 789th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Nauvoo, but behind Fort Madison, Montrose, Kahoka, 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 500 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.

As of this month, 52625 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Donnellson.

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

In Lee County, approximately 2,000 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
CenturyLink DSL 5.8%+ 40 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 4.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone Fiber 1.3%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 10.2%+ 40 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 3.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.4%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Donnellson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Donnellson 10.1 Mbps 8 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +339 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +97 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +89.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +101.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +105.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )