Internet Providers in Marshalltown, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Marshalltown, IA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.81

Internet Access in Marshalltown, Iowa

Marshalltown features a total of 8 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential service, and a total of 15 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like Unite Private Networks and Aureon. (Some may be "double entries" as many incumbent providers list home and business services under separate branches.)

So far as coverage options, the average location in Marshalltown will find 4 providers at their location, or exactly 4.04 ISPs in each census block. Still, 9.17 percent of the Marshalltown population have one or fewer options for home Internet service.

Taking a look now at network technology available around the city, the most widespread hardwired Internet tech types are DSL and Fiber (88.98 percent coverage) and Fixed Wireless (82.57 percent coverage).

The data listed here comes from FCC filings specific to the area. Data is enhanced with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate results than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by our data team, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. We've gathered 359 Marshalltown Internet plans from 2014 to the present. There are 40 Internet or bundled plans currently marketed.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, with coverage for close to one hundred percent of Marshalltown residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has coverage to near one hundred percent of residents. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps, while HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 megabits per second will be sufficient for streaming SD video on WiFi. However, it may become challenging for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive services such as video chat and etc. See the Internet availability maps below to see how broadband coverage compares at the census block level.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Marshalltown with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Marshalltown is the 237th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Grinnell, Tama, and Baxter, but behind Toledo and State Center.
  • The fastest zip code in Marshalltown for July 2021 is 50158. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Marshalltown, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 90.4%
Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 36.6%
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s 2.5%
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 89.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 82.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Marshalltown

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Marshalltown is the 237th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Grinnell, Tama, and Baxter, but behind Toledo and State Center.

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 Marshall 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: 38% of people living in Marshalltown 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.

Approximately 91% of Marshalltown residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

As of this month, 50158 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Marshalltown.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Marshall County, approximately 6,000 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 Among Marshalltown Internet Providers

Internet companies have moved to increase the use of "data caps" onto residential broadband packages as of late. This market trend is certainly true in the Marshalltown market, with local providers like Mediacom selling capped plans. It's not a large concern for the majority of customers, but it is liable to be an issue for users who stream a large amount of high-def video. Caps for cable plans are generally in the neighborhood of one Terabyte. This is way more than is used by 99% of customers. Potential Mediacom Cable customers in Marshalltown are advised to verify data caps when signing up. Do not presume them based on online statements.

Compare Marshalltown to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Marshalltown 107.2 Mbps 9 $0.60 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +427.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +41.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +53.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +62.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +54.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )