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Internet Providers in New Sharon, Iowa
Most Popular Internet Providers in New Sharon, Iowa:
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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.  Our market research team has hand-filed package price and plan details on 276 broadband deals in the New Sharon market as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
31.7% of consumers in New Sharon800 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||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||54.1%|
|Mahaska Communication Group||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||1.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Sully Telephone Association||15 Mbps||DSL||9m 6s||2.6%|
|Barnes City Cooperative Telephone Company||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||6.2%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||17.3%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
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 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.
Compare New Sharon to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|New Sharon||3.3 Mbps||11||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +531.1 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +145.5 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +157.3 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +166.2 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +158.8 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|