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Internet Providers in Marcus, Iowa
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Internet Access in Marcus, Iowa
There are currently an average of 2.2 Internet providers per census block in Marcus. As a result, the majority of addresses within city limits have a minimum of 2-3 choices for Internet.
Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Marcus.
The plans listed above are manually collected by our data science and research team.
Westel Systems is the third largest wired broadband provider in Marcus by coverage area, available for 99 percent of the area. T-Mobile Home Internet is also a common option. While fixed wireless isn't as well-known as cable or DSL, it can be an equivalent service quality.
Fiber Internet is going to be the top-performing option in Marcus. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber optics connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.
Internet Statistics 2021
89.4% of consumers in Marcus1,000 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 Marcus, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Westel Systems||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||99.5%|
|CML Telephone Cooperative Association||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||8.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Marcus
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Around Marcus
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs in the area use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers explain caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Marcus to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Marcus||16.3 Mbps||9||$0.73 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +529.3 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +145 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +164.6 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +170.3 Mbps )||24 ( +15 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +162.8 Mbps )||9||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|