Internet Providers in Dubuque, Iowa

Most Popular Internet Providers in Dubuque, Iowa:

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  • 1. CenturyLink
    94.7% Available
    94.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None required
  • 2. T-Mobile Home Internet
    Available
    89%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Mediacom
    97.2% Available
    97.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 60-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $199.99
    Deal
    There are 10 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Comelec Internet Services
    82.1% Available
    82.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    40 Mbps
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  • 7. 7. Comelec Internet Services
    14.9% Available
    14.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $35 - $75
    • Contracts: None required
  • 8. 8. MvLink
    12% Available
    12%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 85-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: No installation fees.
    • Price Range: $59.95 - $89.95
    • Contracts: None required
  • 9. 9. ImOn
    5% Available
    5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    500 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $52 - $154.48
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 10. Bernard Telephone
    1.2% Available
    1.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
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    500 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-500mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $44.95 - $92.95
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  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
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    1.5 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. U.S. Cellular
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $160
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. T-Mobile
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Dubuque, Iowa

You can expect to find two primary network choices in Dubuque — coaxial cable (97.21% availability) and DSL (94.56% availability). Coaxial cable broadband is generally provided by traditional cable TV corporations, using coaxial TV lines strung up on utility poles or buried in the street. DSL Internet is sent over phone lines. The majority of Dubuque neighborhoods and census blocks can subscribe to both coaxial cable and DSL service from two alternating companies.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is currently only tallied up twice annually and only released six months after filing, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this issue.

broadband market competition is decent for Dubuque, and the average Dubuque census block has about 3-4 providers to choose from. (3.26 in each census block to be exact.)

Mediacom Cable is also a commonly available Internet option in Dubuque. They offer primarily Cable connections in 97 percent of the area. T-Mobile Home Internet offers an alternative wireless service for 89 percent of the local area. Keep in mind that fixed wireless requires roof access and proximity to a T-Mobile Home Internet tower or access point.

According to the most recent FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Dubuque as measured by coverage. These ISPs frequently compete at addresses in most neighborhoods around Dubuque.

  • There are 21 internet providers in Dubuque with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Dubuque is the 21st most connected city in Iowa ahead of Peosta, Hazel Green, East Dubuque, Potosi, and Epworth.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Dubuque: Asbury

Internet Statistics 2021

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

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Dubuque, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.2%
Comelec Internet Services 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 14.9%
MvLink 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 12.0%
ImOn Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 5.0%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 94.7%
Bernard Telephone 500 Mbps Fiber 16s 1.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dubuque

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Dubuque is the 21st most connected city in Iowa ahead of Peosta, Hazel Green, East Dubuque, Potosi, and Epworth.

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

Approximately 700 people in Dubuque 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: 39% of people living in Dubuque 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 97% of Dubuque 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 Dubuque 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.

Internet Service Access for Education in Dubuque

University Of Dubuque and Loras College are the largest universities in Dubuque. For the 3,690 combined students living in the area, fast broadband access is a must for obtaining educational materials and conducting research. Students living close to University Of Dubuque and Loras College are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip code where both campuses are located show an average speed of 96.82 Mbps. Average download speeds are often misleading since they reflect household network issues, and the real speed you can expect shouldn't be less than 10–30% below the advertised speeds on this page. FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to better internet access for college and high school students. There is a recognized correlation between increased high-speed internet access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Dubuque

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the top ISPs use data caps on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since consumers see them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Dubuque to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dubuque 54.8 Mbps 11 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +490.8 Mbps ) 19 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +106.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +126.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +131.8 Mbps ) 24 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +124.3 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )