Internet Providers in Otho, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Otho, IA
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $71.98

Internet Access in Otho, Iowa

Information here is calculated from the twice-annual FCC coverage filings. We leverage direct provider reports to enhance that data. Plan, pricing, and other data on BroadbandNow is collected manually by our market research team. To date, we've collected and verified 248 Internet plans in Otho since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

DSL broadband is widely available in comparison with other Internet services within Otho since it relies on phone lines for sending digital data. Therefore, seeing as most homes are wired with landline access, it makes sense that Otho would have 80.14 percent DSL coverage.

Frontier Communications is one of the top three providers in Otho. They are available to 78 percent of the area.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

For more info, explore the map below and use the zoom tools to explore. You'll find that the average amount of broadband competition is 1.74 service providers per census block. Unfortunately, this low amount of competition leaves 64.95 percent of consumers in the area with only one provider.

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Otho, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
WMTel 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Otho, Iowa

  • Frontier - 78.6% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association - 37.7% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 26.2% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 21.7% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • WMTel - 10.7% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association - 7.9% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Otho

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Otho is the 503rd most connected city in Iowa behind Humboldt, Fort Dodge, Eagle Grove, Manson, and Webster City.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Webster 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.

Fiber Availability: 41% of people living in Otho have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 35% of Otho 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 Webster County, approximately 2,000 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 in Otho

Data from our market research team suggests that common ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Otho

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 78.6%+ 115 Mbps
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association Fiber 37.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 26.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 21.7%+ 50 Mbps
WMTel DSL and Fixed Wireless 10.7%+ 50 Mbps
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association Fiber 7.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 46.4%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 41.8%+ 115 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 15.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Otho to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Otho 2.6 Mbps 9 $0.92 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +412.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +116.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +113.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +124.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +125 Mbps ) 9 $0.33 ( $0.00 )