Internet Providers in Harpers Ferry, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Harpers Ferry, IA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $51.97

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 142 broadband plans in Harpers Ferry since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 209 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

500 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
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AcenTek 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Hawkeye Telephone Company 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Harpers Ferry, Iowa

  • AcenTek - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Harpers Ferry - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 51.2% Availability in Harpers Ferry - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hawkeye Telephone Company - DSL - 4.1% Availability in Harpers Ferry - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Harpers Ferry - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Harpers Ferry - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Harpers Ferry

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Harpers Ferry is the 806th most connected city in Iowa behind Waukon, Mc Gregor, Lansing, Prairie Du Chien, and Monona.

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 Allamakee 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.

Approximately 51% of Harpers Ferry 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 Allamakee County, approximately 5,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Harpers Ferry

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AcenTek DSL 100% 50 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 51.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hawkeye Telephone Company DSL 4.1%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 15.4%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Harpers Ferry to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Harpers Ferry 9.4 Mbps 5 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +406 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +106.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +118 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +118.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )