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Internet Providers in Traer, Iowa
Most Popular Internet Providers in Traer, Iowa:
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Internet Access in Traer, Iowa
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Traer. HughesNet is also commonly available.
The packages listed on this page are gathered manually by our data analysis team. The 42 plans displayed are the most current out of 256 plans we've collected in Traer to date.
Windstream and Mediacom Cable can also provide Internet service in Traer, with significant overlap in some neighborhoods.
There's above-average competition between providers in the Traer area, but 300 people in the area are still without access to multiple providers. If these subscribers aren't pleased with their local provider, they are forced to rely on a lower-grade wireless connection. However, this issue isn't widespread in Traer — the average household has 3 Internet choices.
In summary, Traer's broadband infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other US metro areas: strong access to cable and DSL, but only two choices since a majority of residences are limited to one company for subscribing to either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple reason. Broadband providers are former cable TV and phone companies, and use legacy networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband service.
Internet Statistics 2021
13.7% of consumers in Traer300 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 Traer, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||71.8%|
|Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||4.6%|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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.
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 in Traer
Data collected by our researchers shows that popular ISPs in Traer currently place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because customers view them as a tactic to limit streaming services, while providers maintain that data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Traer to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Traer||88.3 Mbps||10||$0.42 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +446.1 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +60.5 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +72.3 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +81.2 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +73.8 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|