Internet Providers in New Sharon, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for New Sharon, IA
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.87

Internet Access in New Sharon, Iowa

Viasat Internet has the most availability in New Sharon. HughesNet is also widely available.

The average New Sharon home has 2-3 providers that are able to service at that location. This is a decent amount of competition. It tends to improve pricing. This competition isn't distributed evenly, however. In fact, a surprising 31.73 of the local population still has only one or zero choices for wired broadband access.

Windstream is another common broadband option for New Sharon, offering primarily DSL service with coverage in 85 percent of the area. Mahaska Communication Group is another alternative wireless service to 98 percent of the area, although it has to have roof access and proximity to a Mahaska Communication Group access point.

Cable and DSL Internet service providers like Windstream make up the primary network systems with availability around New Sharon.

The broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data and privatized data collected from telecom industry sources. Averaged statistics about speed and performance data is sourced primarily via M-Labs, which is the speed test tool integrated into our site as well as Google and Chrome queries. [1] Our market research team has hand-filed package price and plan details on 273 broadband deals in the New Sharon market as of 2021.

  • There are 13 internet providers in New Sharon with 11 of those offering residential service
  • New Sharon is the 139th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Pella, Montezuma, Brooklyn, and Grinnell, but behind Oskaloosa.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 New Sharon, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Mahaska Communication Group 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Windstream 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Sully Telephone Association 15 Mbps DSL 9m 6s
Barnes City Cooperative Telephone Company 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in New Sharon, Iowa

  • Windstream - DSL - 85.7% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 54.1% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 17.3% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Windstream - Cable - 11.1% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Barnes City Cooperative Telephone Company - DSL - 6.2% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • SullyTel - DSL - 2.6% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 15 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 1.4% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mahaska Communication Group - Fiber - 1.2% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For New Sharon

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New Sharon is the 139th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Pella, Montezuma, Brooklyn, and Grinnell, but behind Oskaloosa.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Mahaska 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.

Approximately 68% of New Sharon 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.

In Mahaska County, approximately 3,000 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 New Sharon

Data from our research team shows that popular ISPs in the area place a limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers see them as a tactic to stop video streaming. Providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In New Sharon

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Mahaska Communication Group Fiber 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mahaska Communication Group Fixed Wireless 98.8%+ 40 Mbps
Windstream DSL 85.7%+ 200 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 54.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 17.3%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream Cable 11.1%+ 100 Mbps
Barnes City Cooperative Telephone Company DSL 6.2%+ 10 Mbps
Sully Telephone Association DSL 2.6%+ 15 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Mahaska Communication Group Fiber 17.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 25.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare New Sharon to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
New Sharon 2.1 Mbps 11 $0.68 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +413.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +116.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +114.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +125.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +125.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )