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Internet Providers in Marshalltown, Iowa
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Internet Access in Marshalltown, Iowa
Marshalltown features a total of 9 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential service, and a total of 16 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 3 providers at their location, or exactly 3.11 ISPs in each census block. Still, 9.28 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 (89.12 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 362 Marshalltown Internet plans from 2014 to the present. There are 44 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.
Internet Statistics 2022
9.3% of consumers in Marshalltown2,000 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||90.1%|
|Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||42.7%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||89.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||59.0%|
|Rise Broadband||25 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||82.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||59.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Marshalltown
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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. An HD video stream on Netflix uses about three Gigabytes of data hourly, according to Netflix. Standard Definition (SD) content eats up closer to 1GB/hour.
Compare Marshalltown to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Marshalltown||125 Mbps||10||$0.43 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +420.6 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +36.3 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +55.9 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +61.6 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +54.1 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|