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Internet Providers in Harpers Ferry, Iowa
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Internet Access in Harpers Ferry, Iowa
Information below is calculated from biannual FCC provider coverage filings. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other private data to validate that data, down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data on this page is hand-gathered through our research team. BroadbandNow has collected and verified 143 broadband plans in Harpers Ferry since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 60 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.
AcenTek is a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer a maximum download speed of 30 Mbps.
48.8 percent of households are limited to a single choice for wired broadband.
Taking a look now at network technologies with significant infrastructure built the area, the most widespread physical wire broadband Internet tech options are Satellite and DSL, with virtually one hundred percent and near one hundred percent respectively. DSL is delivered over phone lines on utility poles, and is sold by corporations such as AcenTek that historically provided phone service. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper construction seen in telephone lines provides a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Harpers Ferry in terms of coverage area. As the maps below illustrate, these providers often compete at addresses in most blocks around Harpers Ferry.
Internet Statistics 2021
48.8% of consumers in Harpers Ferry500 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 Harpers Ferry, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||51.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|AcenTek||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Hawkeye Telephone Company||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||4.1%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 in Harpers Ferry
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that common providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Harpers Ferry to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Harpers Ferry||10.6 Mbps||5||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +523.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +138.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +150 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +158.9 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +151.5 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|