Internet Providers in Urbana, Iowa

Most Popular Internet Providers in Urbana, Iowa:

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  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 2. 2. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. USA
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    100 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 60-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $61.75 - $154.45
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 4. 4. USA
    99.8% Available
    99.8%

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    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
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  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    3 Mbps
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    1.5 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-3mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
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    0.2 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. U.S. Cellular
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $160
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Urbana, Iowa

Urbana features a total of 4 broadband providers offering home connections. If you count business Internet, that's 9 companies in the area,. (Note that some might be "doubles", since many incumbent providers market residential service and smb service under separate branches.)

The majority of Urbana residents have 2 wired Internet providers to choose from. DSL and cable Internet services almost always offer the most reasonable pricing for home use.

Taking a look at network technology installed within the Urbana area, the most frequently available hardwired Internet connection infrastructures are Satellite and Fiber, with virtually one hundred percent and practically one hundred percent respectively. Fiber technology is composed of future-proofed Fiber-optical cables composed of densely packed glass strands that can send Internet data using light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper connections in the "last mile." Copper technology can hamper performance, but they are still usually better than cable or DSL.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Urbana residents. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Urbana. HughesNet is also a common option in the area, providing practically one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Urbana is 25 megabits per second.

The Internet availability stats on the page below are calculated from governmental data from the FCC and privatized data collected from telecom industry sources. Statistics shown below regarding speed averages is sourced from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market research team has hand-filed package price and service data on 140 Internet plans and bundles within Urbana as of 2021.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Urbana, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
USA Communications (Iowa) 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 99.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
USA Communications (Iowa) 6 Mbps Cable 22m 45s 99.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Urbana

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Urbana is the 399th most connected city in Iowa behind Walker, Center Point, Palo, Vinton, and Shellsburg.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Benton 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 Urbana 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 Urbana 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 Benton 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 Caps Around Urbana

Data from our research team shows that some of the common ISPs place a limit on streaming for their home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Urbana to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Urbana 57.1 Mbps 4 $1.05 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +477.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.48 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +91.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +103.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +112.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +105 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.66 ( $0.00 )