Internet Providers in Otho, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Otho, IA
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $96.04

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 270 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 as well as EarthLink can also provide Internet service in Otho, often competing for the same customers.

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

Click into the map below for more insights on broadband competition on the street level. As illustrated, while most census blocks have around 3-4 options, some areas can be less fortunate or might be limited to one.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 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 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s
EarthLink 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Otho, Iowa

  • Frontier - DSL - 78.6% Availability in Otho - Call For Speed Availability
  • EarthLink - DSL - 78.6% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • WMTel - DSL - 40.0% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association - Fiber - 37.7% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 26.2% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 21.7% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association - Fiber - 7.9% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Otho - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Otho

Otho Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Otho is the 407th most connected city in Iowa behind Fort Dodge, Humboldt, 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 80% 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
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Fixed Wireless 40.0%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 78.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
EarthLink DSL 78.6%+ 24 Mbps
WMTel DSL 40.0%+ 50 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
Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association Fiber 7.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 46.4%+ 100 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 41.8%+ Call For Speed Availability
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 10 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +412.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +6 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +116.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +113.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +124.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +125 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )