Internet Providers in Larchwood, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Larchwood, IA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.29

Internet Access in Larchwood, Iowa

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Larchwood. HughesNet is also widely available.

Alliance Communications provides an alternative. They offer near one hundred percent availability and a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet in Larchwood. fixed wireless providers like MVTV Wireless can deliver 50 Mbps over wireless hardware.

When we're looking at network tech offered in the Larchwood area, the most common physical wire broadband tech infrastructures are Fixed Wireless and Satellite, with 81.29% and practically one hundred percent respectively.

As of the latest FCC reports, 99.08 percent of residents are limited to only one choice for home Internet, or none at all.

Broadband availability statistics on the page below are calculated from a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized datasets collected from industry sources or through unlisted third parties. Averaged statistics about speed and performance averages comes via M-Labs, the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome queries. Our researchers have manually sourced package pricing and plan details on 198 broadband offerings in Larchwood to date.

Internet Statistics 2021



Larchwood, IA

1,000 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 Larchwood, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Alliance Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 99.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 81.3%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 1.1%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Larchwood

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Larchwood is the 768th most connected city in Iowa behind Harrisburg, Canton, Rock Rapids, Brandon, and Inwood.

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

Approximately 200 people in Lyon 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: 100% of people living in Larchwood 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.

In Lyon County, approximately 600 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Larchwood

Data from our research team suggests that many of the common providers use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Larchwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Larchwood 132.2 Mbps 6 $0.87 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +402.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +16.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +28.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +37.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +29.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )