Internet Providers in Lehigh, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Lehigh, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 27.57 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.8%

Internet Access in Lehigh, Iowa

As made clear in the table below, wireless service is the primary broadband technology for Lehigh addresses.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is currently collected twice annually and only published six or more months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this issue.

Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association is also a commonly available Internet choice in Lehigh. They offer Fiber service with coverage in 97 percent of the area.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Lehigh's primary wired broadband options.

To get a granular look at how broadband access changes throughout Lehigh, click the map below. Averaged to account for all of Lehigh, the average density of broadband availability is 1.14 service providers covering each census block. Unfortunately, this low level of competition leaves 92.4 percent of residents with only one choice, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Lehigh, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Stratford Mutual Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
WMTel 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Lehigh, Iowa

  • Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association - 97.1% Availability in Lehigh - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 14.0% Availability in Lehigh - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association - 4.9% Availability in Lehigh - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Stratford Mutual Telephone Company - 4.3% Availability in Lehigh - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • WMTel - 3.9% Availability in Lehigh - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Lehigh - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Lehigh - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Lehigh

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Lehigh is the 742nd most connected city in Iowa behind Fort Dodge, Jewell, Boone, Webster City, and Ogden.

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 Webster 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: 99% of people living in Lehigh 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 Webster County, approximately 2,000 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 and Cord Cutting in Lehigh

Data collected by our research team shows that common providers in the area place a limit on data use on residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can use 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Lehigh

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association Fiber 97.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 14.0%+ 50 Mbps
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association Fiber 4.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Stratford Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 4.3%+ 100 Mbps
WMTel DSL 3.9%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 34.0%+ 50 Mbps
Stratford Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 21.8%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Lehigh to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Lehigh 27.6 Mbps 7 $1.39 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +321.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +79.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +72.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +84.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +87.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )