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Internet Providers in Palo, Iowa
Most Popular Internet Providers in Palo, Iowa:
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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
48.3% of consumers in Palo900 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||Availability|
|USA Communications (Iowa)||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||26.0%|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||17.1%|
|ATC Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||9.7%|
|Martelle Communications Co-op||110 Mbps||Cable||1m 14s||8.0%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||18.8%|
|Palo Cooperative Telephone Association||75 Mbps||Fiber||1m 49s||74.4%|
|Atkins Telephone Company||40 Mbps||DSL||3m 24s||5.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||23.3%|
|Martelle Communications Co-op||8 Mbps||Cable||17m 4s||8.0%|
|USA Communications (Iowa)||6 Mbps||Cable||22m 45s||26.0%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.