Internet Providers in Murray, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Murray, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 40.49 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.35%

Internet Access in Murray, Iowa

The average census block area within Murray is served by 2.06 broadband providers. Consequently, most locations in Murray will have at least 2 choices for Internet service, and can easily switch if they are dissatisfied with a provider.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread option in Murray. The company is available to virtually one hundred percent of Murray census blocks. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in near one hundred percent of Murray with predominantly Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Murray is 25 Mbps.

GRM Networks provides an second choice. They offer a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps.

When we're looking at network tech installed across the city, the most prevalent hardwired broadband Internet technology infrastructures are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (close to one hundred percent coverage). Fiber is composed of more modern Fiber-optical lines, which are made of densely packed glass or plastic strands which can transmit binary data as light. Fiber provides better speed and uptime, but sometimes switch over to older copper wires in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Consequently, some fiber connections might not offer "gigabit" performance.

Broadband access stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data and privatized data collected directly from telecoms. Average statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes primarily from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow research team has manually validated package price and plan details for 150 Internet offerings in the Murray market as of 2021.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Murray with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Murray is the 505th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Saint Charles and Winterset, but behind Afton, New Virginia, and Osceola.
  • The fastest zip code in Murray for February 2021 is 50174. (see all below).



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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Murray, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
GRM Networks 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Windstream 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
SCC Networks 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Murray, Iowa

  • GRM - 99.7% Availability in Murray - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - 1.5% Availability in Murray - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Murray - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Murray - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Murray

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Murray is the 505th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Saint Charles and Winterset, but behind Afton, New Virginia, and Osceola.

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

Approximately 200 people in Clarke 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: 100% of people living in Murray 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 98% of Murray 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, 50174 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Murray.

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

In Clarke County, approximately 900 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 Murray

Data from our researchers suggests that common ISPs in Murray place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers see them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting", while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Murray

Provider Type Coverage Speed
GRM Networks Fiber 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
SCC Networks Fiber 98.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream DSL 1.5%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
GRM Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
SCC Networks Fiber 96.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Murray to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Murray 40.5 Mbps 5 $0.98 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +308.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +66.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +59.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +71.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +74.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )