Internet Providers in Ely, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ely, IA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $73.84

Internet Access in Ely, Iowa

Ely has 9 residential Internet Service Providers, and 13 total providers including business and mobile. There are 8 broadband choices ("wired" meaning technologies like cable, DSL, and fiber).

The plans displayed here are manually gathered through our data staff.

Coverage from the two most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Fixed wireless Internet service is the only network option in much of the Ely area. Fixed wireless is usually better than Internet services such as satellite Internet. Our latest data shows that 38.72 percent of of residents have coverage for some form of fixed wireless service.

For more info, explore the map below and use the zoom tools to navigate. Averaged across all of Ely, the average amount of market competition is 1.81 providers in each census block. This leaves 74.03 percent of residents with inadequate broadband coverage.

Internet Statistics 2021



Ely, IA

1,000 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 Ely, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
South Slope 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Martelle Communications Co-op 110 Mbps Cable 1m 14s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
South Slope 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Martelle Communications Co-op 8 Mbps Cable 17m 4s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ely, Iowa

  • South Slope - Fiber - 99.4% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • South Slope - DSL - 17.5% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 14.9% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 4.7% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Martelle Communications Co-op - Cable - 3.5% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 110 Mbps
  • Martelle Communications Co-op - Cable - 3.5% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 8 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ely - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ely

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Ely is the 747th most connected city in Iowa behind Cedar Rapids, Mount Vernon, Solon, North Liberty, and Swisher.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Linn 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: 99% of people living in Ely 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 26% of Ely 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 Linn County, approximately 4,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Ely

Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the common ISPs currently place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view caps as a tactic to discourage video streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ely

Provider Type Coverage Speed
South Slope Fiber 99.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 37.1%+ 100 Mbps
South Slope DSL 17.5%+ 40 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 14.9%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 4.7%+ 100 Mbps
Martelle Communications Co-op Cable 3.5%+ 110 Mbps
Martelle Communications Co-op Cable 3.5%+ 8 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
South Slope Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 42.7%+ 100 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 61.4%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 2.5%+ 80 Mbps
South Slope DSL 1.4%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Ely to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ely 60.1 Mbps 9 $1.42 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +355.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +58.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +56.1 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +67.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +67.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )