Internet Providers in New Sharon, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for New Sharon, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 6
Average Speed Test Result: 2.07 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 33.35%

Internet Access in New Sharon, Iowa

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most availability in New Sharon. HughesNet is also widely available.

The level of competition between broadband providers in the New Sharon area is strong. The average home has 3-4 Internet providers available in their area. Internet access isn't spread out fairly, however. A surprising 35.75 percent of the population are limited to one or fewer options for broadband service.

Windstream is another common broadband option for New Sharon, offering primarily DSL service with coverage in 81 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 247 broadband deals in the New Sharon market as of 2021.

  • There are 12 internet providers in New Sharon with 10 of those offering residential service
  • New Sharon is the 121st most connected city in Iowa ahead of Grinnell, Montezuma, and Brooklyn, but behind Oskaloosa and Pella.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 and Cable 40s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Barnes City Cooperative Telephone Company 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s
Sully Telephone Association 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in New Sharon, Iowa

  • Windstream - 81.4% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 54.1% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 17.3% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Barnes City Cooperative Telephone Company - 6.2% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • SullyTel - 2.6% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Mahaska Communication Group - 1.2% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in New Sharon - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 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 121st most connected city in Iowa ahead of Grinnell, Montezuma, and Brooklyn, but behind Oskaloosa and Pella.

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 64% 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 4,000 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 and Fixed Wireless 98.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream DSL and Cable 81.4%+ 200 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 54.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 17.3%+ 50 Mbps
Barnes City Cooperative Telephone Company DSL 6.2%+ 10 Mbps
Sully Telephone Association DSL 2.6%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Mahaska Communication Group Fixed Wireless and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 25.8%+ 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 10 $1.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +347 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +105 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +97.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +109.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +113.2 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )