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Internet Providers in Toledo, Iowa
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Internet Access in Toledo, Iowa
Information on this page is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. We also use direct provider reports to further validate and enhance that data on a census block level. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected manually by our data analysis team. BroadbandNow has aggregated 248 broadband plans in the area around Toledo in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 74 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.
Windstream is an alternative to the primary providers. They offer a top download speed of 200 Mbps.
Considering network tech offered around Toledo, the most prevalent wired broadband tech types are Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (96.21 percent coverage). Phone companies usually offer DSL Internet, which makes technical sense because DSL transmits digital data over telephone wires. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper makeup of phone lines allows for lower performance than more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.
14.02 percent of residents (400 residents total) are limited to only one option for wired Internet.
According to the latest FCC filings, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest providers in Toledo as measured by coverage. As the interactive maps below illustrate, the more common providers often cover the same addresses in most neighborhoods around Toledo.
Internet Statistics 2021
14.0% of consumers in Toledo400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Toledo, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||73.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
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 Caps and Video Streaming in Toledo
Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the top ISPs in Toledo currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a tactic to limit "cord cutting", while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Toledo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Toledo||27.2 Mbps||5||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +507.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +121.6 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +133.4 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +142.3 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +134.9 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|