Internet Providers in Watkins, Iowa

Most Popular Internet Providers in Watkins, Iowa:

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  • 1. 1. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    50 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
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    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. South Slope
    97.6% Available
    97.6%

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    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $44.95 - $199.95
  • 4. 4. LTD
    8.4% Available
    8.4%

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    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    20 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 6-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $60 - $120
    • Contracts: None - None required
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    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. USA
    5.5% Available
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    Speeds up to:
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 60-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber and DSL
    • Price Range: $61.75 - $154.45
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 6. 6. Van Horne Cooperative Telephone Company
    2.1% Available
    2.1%

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    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
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    200 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-500mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $50 - $150
  • 7. USA
    1.6% Available
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    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
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  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
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    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
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    1.5 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-6mbps
    • 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
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    Speeds up to:
    6 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
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    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 Watkins, Iowa

Data on BroadbandNow is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. We also use direct provider reports to further validate the data down to the census block level. Plan and pricing data shown here is aggregated manually by our research team. To date, we've collected and verified 156 broadband plans in Watkins since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 11 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.

Compared to cable, wireless service has lower speeds, higher prices, and lower data thresholds. wireless Internet isn't ideal for activities like video streaming, Skype, and any bandwidth-heavy modern apps.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Watkins's primary wired broadband options.

90.77 percent of Watkins residents are without a choice for true broadband Internet service. This is not a surprise seeing as market competition between providers is low. Locations in the local area usually have 1 options for Internet service, accounting for the whole community.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, South Slope is another option to consider. They have coverage in 97 percent of Watkins. Wireless options like satellite and mobile are advertised locally, but the wired providers detailed here almost always provide better pricing. As detailed in the map below, the vast majority of residents can get service from wired Internet.

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 Watkins, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
South Slope 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 97.6%
USA Communications (Iowa) 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 5.5%
Van Horne Cooperative Telephone Company 500 Mbps Fiber 16s 2.1%
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 1.6%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Watkins

Watkins Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Watkins is the 800th most connected city in Iowa behind Belle Plaine, Marengo, Atkins, Fairfax, and Amana.

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: 98% of people living in Watkins 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.

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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Watkins

Data collected by our research team shows that some of the common ISPs place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because consumers view them as a tactic to stop video streaming. Providers insist that caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Compare Watkins to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Watkins 35.1 Mbps 8 $0.82 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +499.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.48 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +113.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +125.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +134.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +127 Mbps ) 8 $0.66 ( $0.00 )