Internet Providers in Iowa City, Iowa

Most Popular Internet Providers in Iowa City, Iowa:

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  • 1. 1. CenturyLink
    96.2% Available
    96.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $65
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 2. 2. Rise Broadband
    86.5% Available
    86.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $64.95
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Mediacom
    96.4% Available
    96.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 60-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $199.99
    Deal
    There are 10 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. ImOn
    21% Available
    21%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    500 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $52 - $154.48
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 7. 7. STC
    9.1% Available
    9.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $67.95 - $98.95
    • Contracts: 6 Months - 6 Months required
  • 8. 8. STC
    9% Available
    9%

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    Speeds up to:
    1 Mbps
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  • 9. 9. Windstream
    2.4% Available
    2.4%

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    Speeds up to:
    200 Mbps
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    200 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-200mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $70
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 10. Liberty
    1% Available
    1%

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    Speeds up to:
    20 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-20mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $56.95 - $76.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 11. Martelle Communications Co-op
    0.8% Available
    0.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    110 Mbps
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    25 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-110mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $64.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 12. Martelle Communications Co-op
    0.8% Available
    0.8%

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    Speeds up to:
    8 Mbps
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  • 13. South Slope
    0.7% Available
    0.7%

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    Speeds up to:
    20 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-20mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $44.95 - $44.95
  • 14. Farmers Mutual Telephone
    0% Available
    0%

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    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 75-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $69.95 - $133.9
  • 15. Bernard Telephone
    0% Available
    0%

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    Speeds up to:
    20 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-20mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $35 - $55
6 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Iowa-City. See All
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  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
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    0.2 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. U.S. Cellular
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $160
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

Dig in:

Internet Access in Iowa City, Iowa

3 ISPs are available at the average Iowa City location. In context, this is actually a lot of choice contrasted with other communities. Competition between more than two broadband providers in a city often results in more affordable pricing.

Mediacom Cable as well as CenturyLink can also provide coverage in Iowa City, with shared coverage areas in some parts of town.

DSL and cable are the dominant network options around the Iowa City metro area, fighting for the same customers at most addresses and competing on service quality. Performance from cable is overall better. That said, big-picture metrics seen with either type are similar. Local speed test records show that Internet performance in the area is above-average, coming in 58.55 percent above the state aggregated average so far as download speed.

The plans shown above are collected individually by our data science team. The 60 Internet packages shown are the most relevant of 436 packages we've aggregated in Iowa City to date.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Iowa City as measured by coverage area. The more common providers often compete at addresses in different blocks around Iowa City.

  • There are 23 internet providers in Iowa City with 15 of those offering residential service
  • Iowa City is the 47th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Tiffin, Solon, West Branch, and North Liberty, but behind Coralville.
  • The fastest zip code in Iowa City for July 2021 is 52246. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Iowa City, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 96.4%
ImOn Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 21.0%
Farmers Mutual Telephone 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 0.0%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 96.2%
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s 2.4%
Martelle Communications Co-op 110 Mbps Cable 1m 14s 0.8%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 86.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Sharon Telephone Company 100 Mbps DSL and Fiber 1m 21s 9.1%
Liberty Communications 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s 1.0%
South Slope 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s 0.7%
Martelle Communications Co-op 8 Mbps Cable 17m 4s 0.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Iowa City

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Iowa City is the 47th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Tiffin, Solon, West Branch, and North Liberty, but behind Coralville.

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 Johnson 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: 62% of people living in Iowa City 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 97% of Iowa City 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.

As of this month, 52246 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Iowa City.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Johnson 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.

Internet Service for Educational Purposes in Iowa City

Economic development studies regularly highlight a strong correlation between internet access and enhanced education. [1] Broadband access is practically required as universities such as University Of Iowa move web-based systems to distribute student work. Looking at 246 speed tests reported in the past annum at areas within two miles of University Of Iowa campus, performance averages are in the region of 201.03 Mbps — far above the minimum speeds needed for viewing video and operating hosted or communication platforms.

Data Caps Around Iowa City

Data from our market researchers shows that some of the top providers use data caps for their home broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because users view caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Iowa City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Iowa City 167.2 Mbps 18 $0.41 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +367.2 Mbps ) 17 ( -1 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -18.4 Mbps ) 17 ( -1 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -6.6 Mbps ) 15 ( -3 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +2.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +5 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -5.1 Mbps ) 8 ( -10 ) $0.66 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Iowa City

Could be better

I use Mediacom at my office in Forsyth, MO. It was the only service I had access to when I signed up. It sometimes runs really slow and I don't know why. They did do an update a year or so ago and that did help some, but there are times when it's still slow. It's expensive too. I haven't looked to see if I can do better, so I need to do that.

Fairly fast, slightly expensive, good reliability

Service interruptions are very rare, and the speeds are at least as fast as what I pay for. There are the occasional glitches, and the modem needs resetting about every 10 days, but overall, it's much better than average for this area.