Internet Providers in Fremont, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fremont, IA
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.66

Internet Access in Fremont, Iowa

DSL service is the only wired broadband network choice that has meaningful availability for residents of Fremont. As of the most current data, it can be accessed by 98.23 percent of the city. DSL Internet is delivered through landline telephone wires on utility poles, which is why it almost always comes from telephone operators like Windstream.

The average Fremont household has 2-3 providers to choose from. This is a high level of market competition. It tends to improve pricing and service reliability at a given address. This competition isn't universal, though. even in 2021, a surprising 63.31 of the local population still has only one option for true broadband Internet access.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Fremont's primary wired Internet choices.

We should note that since FCC data is currently only processed biannually and only published 6+ months after filing, provider availability listed above might not include the latest network expansions or regional changes. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from many ISPs to help fix this problem.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Windstream is another option to consider. They have coverage in 96 percent of Fremont. Wireless providers like Mahaska Communication Group and satellite companies such as are worth looking at, but the main wired providers are usually a better deal so far as performance and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Fremont, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mahaska Communication Group 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Windstream 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Sully Telephone Association 15 Mbps DSL 9m 6s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fremont, Iowa

  • Windstream - DSL and Fiber - 97.0% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Cable - 19.1% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mahaska Communication Group - Fiber - 11.8% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 1.4% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 1.3% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • SullyTel - DSL - 1.3% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 15 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fremont - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fremont

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Fremont is the 175th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Eddyville and Sigourney, but behind Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, and New Sharon.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Mahaska 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: 16% of people living in Fremont 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 37% of Fremont 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 Mahaska County, approximately 3,000 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 Cord Cutting Around Fremont

Data from our research team shows that many of the top ISPs use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because users see them as a strategy to discourage video streaming, while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fremont

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL and Fiber 97.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mahaska Communication Group Fiber 11.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mahaska Communication Group Fixed Wireless 99.1%+ 40 Mbps
Windstream Cable 19.1%+ 100 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 6.9%+ 1.0 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 1.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.3%+ 100 Mbps
Sully Telephone Association DSL 1.3%+ 15 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Mahaska Communication Group Fiber 94.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 27.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Fremont to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fremont 0.9 Mbps 11 $0.68 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +533.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +147.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +159.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +168.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +161.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )