Internet Providers in Iowa City, Iowa

Residential Internet Statistics for Iowa City, IA
Internet Service Providers: 15
Plans Start From: $19.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Iowa City, Iowa:

Showing 1 to 17 Providers

  • 1. CenturyLink
    96.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    96.1% Available
  • 2. Rise Broadband
    86.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    86.5% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    56.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    56.9% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Metronet
    3.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    3.6% Available
  • 7. 7. Windstream
    2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    2% Available
  • 8. 8. Mediacom
    95.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    95.5% Available
  • 9. 9. ImOn
    26.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    26.6% Available
  • 10. 10. STC
    9.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    9.1% Available
  • 11. 11. STC
    9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    9% Available
  • 12. Martelle Communications Co-op
    0.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *110 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0.8% Available
  • 13. Martelle Communications Co-op
    0.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *8 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0.8% Available
  • 14. South Slope
    0.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *20 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    0.7% Available
  • 15. Liberty
    0.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.7% Available
  • 16. Farmers Mutual Telephone
    0% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *10 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    0% Available
  • 17. Bernard Telephone
    0% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *20 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    0% Available
6 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Iowa-City. See All
  • 1. CenturyLink Business
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *140 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    100% Available
  • 2. Rise Broadband
    97.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    97.6% Available
  • 3. Mediacom Business
    70.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    70.5% Available
  • 4. STC
    39.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    39.2% Available
  • 5. 5. CenturyLink Business
    21.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    21.2% Available
  • 6. 6. Liberty
    20.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    20.8% Available
  • 7. 7. South Slope
    5.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *20 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    5.9% Available
  • 8. 8. Windstream
    5.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    5.7% Available
  • 9. Metronet
    1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    1% Available
  • 11. 9. Unite Private
    42% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    42% Available
  • 13. 10. ImOn
    4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    4% Available
  • 15. Central Scott Telephone Company
    0.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    0.7% Available
  • 16. Aureon
    0.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.5% Available
  • 17. US Signal Company
    0.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.4% Available
  • 18. ICS Advanced Technologies
    0% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    0% Available
5 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Iowa-City. See All

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Internet Access in Iowa City, Iowa

3-4 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.

CenturyLink as well as Mediacom Cable 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 63.80 percent above the state aggregated average so far as download speed.

The plans shown above are collected individually by our data science team. The 72 Internet packages shown are the most relevant of 500 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Iowa City, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Metronet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 3.6%
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 95.5%
ImOn Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 26.6%
Liberty Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 0.7%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 96.1%
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s 2.0%
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%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 56.9%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Sharon Telephone Company 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 9.1%
South Slope 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s 0.7%
Farmers Mutual Telephone 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s 0.0%
Martelle Communications Co-op 8 Mbps Cable 17m 4s 0.8%
2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Iowa City is the 54th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Solon, Tiffin, North Liberty, and West Branch, but behind Coralville.

Reference

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Johnson County don't have access to any wired internet.

Reference

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 41% of people living in Iowa City have residential fiber service available to them.

Reference

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 96% of Iowa City residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Johnson County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Iowa City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Iowa City 229.2 Mbps 20 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +352.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -56.4 Mbps ) 18 ( -2 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -29.5 Mbps ) 17 ( -3 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -27 Mbps ) 24 ( +4 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -32.7 Mbps ) 10 ( -10 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )