Internet Service Providers in Oelwein, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Oelwein, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 19.67 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 6.52%

Internet Access in Oelwein, Iowa

Oelwein currently has two widespread wired Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 9.99 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.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Oelwein with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Oelwein is the 418th most connected city in Iowa behind Dunkerton, Fairbank, Hazleton, Independence, and Fayette.
  • The fastest zip code in Oelwein for February 2021 is 50662. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Oran Mutual Telephone Company 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Oelwein, Iowa

  • CenturyLink - 95.2% Availability in Oelwein - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 89.6% Availability in Oelwein - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - 3.0% Availability in Oelwein - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Oran Mutual Telephone Company - 1.2% Availability in Oelwein - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Oelwein - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Oelwein - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Oelwein

Oelwein Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Oelwein is the 418th most connected city in Iowa behind Dunkerton, Fairbank, Hazleton, Independence, and Fayette.

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

Approximately 800 people in Fayette 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 90% of Oelwein 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, 50662 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Oelwein.

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

In Fayette 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Oelwein

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 95.2%+ 60 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 89.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 79.3%+ 100 Mbps
Community Digital Wireless Fixed Wireless 25.6%+ 9 Mbps
Windstream DSL 3.0%+ 200 Mbps
Oran Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 1.2%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 26.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Oelwein to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Oelwein 19.7 Mbps 8 $1.24 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +329.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +87.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +80 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +92 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +95.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )