Internet Providers in Palo, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Palo, IA
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $70.72

Internet Access in Palo, Iowa

As evidence in the table above, wireless service is the primary Internet source for Palo and the surrounding area.

Palo Cooperative Telephone Association is another common Internet option in Palo, offering primarily Fiber connections available to 74 percent of the area.

The average Palo household has 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. This is a strong amount of market competition. It tends to improve pricing and service reliability. This choice isn't distributed evenly, however. even in 2021, a surprising 48.25 of the local population still has only one or fewer choices for wired broadband services.

Remember that since FCC coverage data is currently only collected twice a year and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.

As of the latest FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable providers in Palo so far as coverage area. The more common providers frequently cover the same addresses in most neighborhoods around Palo.

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 Palo, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
USA Communications (Iowa) 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
ATC Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Martelle Communications Co-op 110 Mbps Cable 1m 14s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Palo Cooperative Telephone Association 75 Mbps Fiber 1m 49s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Atkins Telephone Company 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Martelle Communications Co-op 8 Mbps Cable 17m 4s
USA Communications (Iowa) 6 Mbps Cable 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Palo, Iowa

  • Palo Cooperative Telephone Association - Fiber - 74.4% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 75 Mbps
  • USA - Fiber - 26.0% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 18.8% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • USA - Cable - 26.0% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 23.3% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 17.1% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 14.6% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • ATC Communications - Fiber - 9.7% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Martelle Communications Co-op - Cable - 8.0% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 110 Mbps
  • Martelle Communications Co-op - Cable - 8.0% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 8 Mbps
  • Atkins Telephone Company - DSL - 5.1% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Palo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Palo

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Palo is the 67th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Shellsburg and Atkins, but behind Hiawatha, Robins, and Center Point.

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 Linn 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: 98% of people living in Palo 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 52% of Palo 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 Linn 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 and Video Streaming Around Palo

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the popular providers in the area use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since users view them as a strategy to discourage video streaming, while providers insist that caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Palo

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Palo Cooperative Telephone Association Fiber 74.4%+ 75 Mbps
USA Communications (Iowa) Fiber 26.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 18.8%+ 100 Mbps
USA Communications (Iowa) Cable 26.0%+ 6 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 23.3%+ 50 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 17.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 14.6%+ 940 Mbps
ATC Communications Fiber 9.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Martelle Communications Co-op Cable 8.0%+ 110 Mbps
Martelle Communications Co-op Cable 8.0%+ 8 Mbps
Atkins Telephone Company DSL 5.1%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 52.6%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 17.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 17.1%+ 40 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 2.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Palo to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Palo 26 Mbps 13 $0.52 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +389.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +3 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +92.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +90.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +101.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +101.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )