Internet Providers in Superior, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Superior, IA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.75

Internet Access in Superior, Iowa

As is common for more sparsely populated areas like Superior, fixed wireless from towers and mobile LTE-type Internet services provide the primary broadband option. FCC records and our privately reported data indicate little to notrue wired broadband infrastructure availability for residential purposes, but fixed wireless Internet presents a workable alternative available to practically one hundred percent of the local population.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Superior.

Most people in Superior have more than one available to choose from. View the map below to see how competition changes around Superior.

Superior Telephone Cooperative is currently one of the top three providers in Superior by coverage area. They are available for near one hundred percent of local addresses. Back 40 Wireless is also a common option. While fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable, it can provide an interchangeable service quality in some cases.

The broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data from the FCC and private datasets collected from ISPs or through private third parties. Average statistics about speed averages comes via M-Labs, the speed test utility shown within our site as well as Google and Chrome queries. Our in-house researchers have manually aggregated pricing and plan details on 175 broadband plans within the Superior market to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Superior, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Superior Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Superior Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Superior, Iowa

  • Superior Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Superior - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Superior Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Superior - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 12.3% Availability in Superior - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Superior - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Superior - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Superior

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Superior is the 219th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Sherburn, but behind Jackson, Spirit Lake, Estherville, and Milford.

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

Approximately 700 people in Dickinson 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: 100% of people living in Superior 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 100% of Superior 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 Dickinson County, approximately 1,000 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 Cord Cutting Around Superior

Data from our research team suggests that many of the popular providers in the area use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since customers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers explain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Superior

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Superior Telephone Cooperative DSL 100% 100 Mbps
Superior Telephone Cooperative Fiber 100% 100 Mbps
Back 40 Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
IGL TeleConnect Fixed Wireless 45.4%+ 24 Mbps
Starnet Fixed Wireless 20.0%+ 25 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 12.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 9.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Back 40 Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 42.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
IGL TeleConnect Fixed Wireless 18.8%+ 24 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 10.7%+ 100 Mbps