Internet Providers in Traer, Iowa

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Residential Internet Statistics for Traer, IA
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 56.6 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 9.81%

Internet Access in Traer, Iowa

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 31 plans displayed are the most current out of 240 plans we've collected in Traer to date.

Mediacom Cable and Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company 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 4-5 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. Fiber Internet is growing as a third option, and while not all "Fiber" plans are true "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, 71.29 percent of Traer has access to fiber Internet reaching to the property. The local weighted average download speed is 1.48 percent ahead of the Iowa average, accounting for all cities. Take a look at the speed test results below to see how local providers compare long term.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Traer, Iowa

  • FCTC - 71.2% Availability in Traer - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 71.8% Availability in Traer - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Traer - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Traer - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Traer

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Traer is the 100th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Toledo, Dysart, Hudson, and La Porte City, but behind Reinbeck.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Tama 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: 71% of people living in Traer 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 85% of Traer 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 Tama County, approximately 3,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Traer

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Farmers Cooperative Telephone Company DSL and Fiber 71.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 93.3%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 71.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
TMU Fixed Wireless 10.6%+ 6 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 20.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
APXnet Copper 0.0%+ 3.0 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Traer to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Traer 56.6 Mbps 10 $0.42 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +292.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +50.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +8 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +43.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +55.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +58.7 Mbps ) 9 ( -1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )