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Internet Providers in Oelwein, Iowa
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Internet Access in Oelwein, Iowa
Oelwein currently has two widespread wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network has speeds as high as 100 Mbps and availability for virtually one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet offers Satellite, with availability for close to one hundred percent of the area.
Cable TV and Internet and DSL Internet service providers like CenturyLink are the top network types with availability around Oelwein.
Since FCC data is tallied up twice a year and only published 6+ months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates availability data directly from many companies to help reduce this delay.
Most Oelwein homes have 2 Internet providers with service for that address. Competition is good. It results in two ISPs competing so far as pricing and service quality. This high level of choice isn't universal, however — as a surprising 8.11 of the local population still has only one or zero choices for broadband Internet services.
While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, CenturyLink is also in Oelwein with coverage for 95 percent of addresses and a recorded maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers such as LTD Broadband can connect customers to as much as 100 Mbps using wireless relays. See the map below to see how many options residents have at the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.1% of consumers in Oelwein500 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Oelwein, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||89.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.3%|
|Oran Mutual Telephone Company||50 Mbps||Fiber||2m 43s||1.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 on Oelwein Internet Plans
Internet providers have begun to add "data caps" to their home broadband plans in recent years. This trend is certainly true for Oelwein, with Internet choices like Mediacom featuring capped plans. It's not a major concern for most customers, but can be an issue for subscribers who consume a lot of high-def content. Data caps for cable bundles tend to be in the neighborhood of one Terabyte, which is way more than 99 percent of customers use. Potential Mediacom Cable customers in Oelwein should double check data limits before signing up. Do not presume them based on online statements.
Compare Oelwein to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Oelwein||13.7 Mbps||9||$0.29 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +520.7 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +135.1 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +146.9 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +155.8 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +148.4 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|