Internet Providers in Marcus, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Marcus, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 13.38 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.01%

Internet Access in Marcus, Iowa

There are currently an average of 2.71 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 (formerly Exede) 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 98 percent of the area. Evertek 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

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 Marcus, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Westel Systems 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
CML Telephone Cooperative Association 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Marcus, Iowa

  • Westel Systems - 98.5% Availability in Marcus - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CML Telephone Cooperative Association - 8.4% Availability in Marcus - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Marcus - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Marcus - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Marcus

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Marcus is the 665th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Remsen, but behind Paullina, Cherokee, Orange City, and Alton.

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

Approximately 400 people in Cherokee 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 Marcus 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 Cherokee 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Marcus

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Westel Systems Fiber and DSL 98.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Evertek Fixed Wireless 95.2%+ 25 Mbps
The Community Agency (TCA) Fixed Wireless 63.4%+ 25 Mbps
CML Telephone Cooperative Association Fiber 8.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 8.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CML Telephone Cooperative Association Fiber 6.9%+ 100 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 0.0%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Marcus to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Marcus 13.4 Mbps 8 $0.90 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +335.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +93.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +86.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +98.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +101.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )