Internet Providers in Epworth, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Epworth, IA
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 2,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $77.21

Internet Access in Epworth, Iowa

The average household in Epworth can get service from 3-4 companies In context, this is a lot of choice in comparison to similar-sized cities. Competition is correlated with lower regional pricing.

Looking at network tech available within the Epworth area, we see that the most common physical wire broadband technology infrastructures are DSL (99.03 percent coverage) and Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage). Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet service, because DSL sends data packets over phone lines. The twisted copper bundle makeup of phone lines provides lower speeds and bandwidth compared to cable and fiber.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread choice in Epworth. near one hundred percent of the Epworth area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Epworth is 25 Mbps download.

Windstream provides a common alternative, serving Epworth with a maximum speed of 200 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet in Epworth. For example, fixed wireless companies such as Comelec Internet Services are able to reach 40 Mbps over direct wireless technology.

Broadband access statistics on the page below are based on a mix of government data and privatized data we collect from telecom industry sources, or via private sources. Averaged statistics about speed averages comes via M-Labs, the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow as well as Google queries. Our market researchers have hand-validated pricing and plan details on 265 broadband packages in Epworth to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Epworth, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
MvLink 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
SandPrairie Wireless 2,000 Mbps Fiber 4s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Windstream 25 Mbps Cable 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Epworth, Iowa

  • Windstream - DSL - 99.0% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 73.4% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • MvLink - Fiber - 39.2% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 4.1% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Cable - 1.7% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 1.4% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • SandPrairie Wireless - Fiber - 1.0% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Epworth - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Epworth

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Epworth is the 565th most connected city in Iowa behind Dubuque, Peosta, Dyersville, Cascade, and Farley.

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: 43% of people living in Epworth 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 99% of Epworth 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.

Broadband for Education in Epworth

Economic development reports routinely spot a large pattern between web availability and improved schooling. For education, home Internet access is almost a requirement as colleges including Divine Word College switch to digital systems to share out-of-class work and research. Looking at 182 speed tests recorded over the past year at locations within two miles of Divine Word College campus, performance is on the low side - the calculated average is 17.26 Mbps. This is fast enough for basic use like email, internet browsing, and research, but is likely to be testing for students in complex fields who need to upload and download gigantic folders or stream video.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Epworth

Data from our research team suggests that common ISPs in the area place a limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since customers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Epworth

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 99.0%+ 200 Mbps
Comelec Internet Services Fixed Wireless 93.9%+ 40 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 73.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
MvLink Fiber 39.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Bernard Telephone Fixed Wireless 26.9%+ 20 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Cable 1.7%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.4%+ 100 Mbps
SandPrairie Wireless Fiber 1.0%+ 2,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 5.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 3.7%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Epworth to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Epworth 17.3 Mbps 11 $0.53 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +398.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +101.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +98.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +110.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +110.3 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )