Internet Providers in Sumner, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sumner, IA
Internet Providers: 14
Internet Plans: 13
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.97

Internet Access in Sumner, Iowa

Sumner features two major Internet technology types: cable (65.51% coverage) and DSL (91.67% availability). Coaxial cable Internet is generally provided by cable TV corporations using their pre-existing coaxial TV wires strung up on utility poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered over phone lines. The vast majority of Sumner neighborhoods and blocks can access cable service and DSL service from two alternating Internet companies.

Since FCC data is currently tallied up biannually and only published six or more months later, availability shown here may not be complete.

Windstream is also a common Internet choice in Sumner, offering DSL service with coverage in 88 percent of the area. LTD Broadband is another alternative wireless service worth noting to 96 percent of local residents. Keep in mind fixed wireless requires roof access and proximity to a LTD Broadband tower or access point.

Competition between broadband providers in Sumner is relatively strong. The average resident has about 3-4 providers to choose from. Access isn't distributed fairly, however. A surprising 23.57 percent of households in the area still only have one or zero options for true broadband services.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Sumner so far as coverage area. These companies frequently cover the same addresses around Sumner.

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 Sumner, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Hawkeye Telephone Company 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Butler-Bremer Communications 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Windstream 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Oran Mutual Telephone Company 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Hawkeye Telephone Company 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
RTC Communications 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
RTC Communications 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sumner, Iowa

  • Windstream - DSL - 88.4% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 58.8% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hawkeye Telephone Company - DSL - 8.0% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Windstream - Cable - 9.2% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Butler-Bremer - Fiber - 7.2% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • RTC - Fiber - 3.4% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Oran Mutual Telephone Company - Fiber - 3.4% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • RTC - DSL - 3.4% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Hawkeye Telephone Company - Fiber - 3.1% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sumner - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sumner

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Sumner is the 1st most connected city in Iowa ahead of Fairbank, Fredericksburg, Tripoli, Fayette, and Oelwein.

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

Approximately 200 people in Bremer 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: 17% of people living in Sumner 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 76% of Sumner 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 Bremer County, approximately 300 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 and Video Streaming in Sumner

Data collected by our market researchers shows that popular providers in Sumner currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sumner

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 88.4%+ 200 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 96.4%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 58.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Community Digital Wireless Fixed Wireless 32.4%+ 9 Mbps
Hawkeye Telephone Company DSL 8.0%+ 25 Mbps
Windstream Cable 9.2%+ 100 Mbps
Butler-Bremer Communications Fiber 7.2%+ 200 Mbps
Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative Fixed Wireless 7.1%+ 20 Mbps
RTC Communications Fiber 3.4%+ 200 Mbps
Oran Mutual Telephone Company Fiber 3.4%+ 50 Mbps
RTC Communications DSL 3.4%+ 6 Mbps
Hawkeye Telephone Company Fiber 3.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Butler-Bremer Communications Fiber 90.7%+ 200 Mbps
Community Digital Wireless Fiber 20.7%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 19.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Sumner to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sumner 21.8 Mbps 14 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +393.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +3 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +94.4 Mbps ) 14 $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +105.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -6 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Sumner

Best Broadband

After trying five different rural broadband providers, we finally found great speed and service at a reasonable price. Outages are rare and quickly resolved. We even received a hardware upgrade at no charge.