Iowa

Internet Service Providers

Compare Local Plans (IA)

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ISP Lowest Price Top Speeds
ATT 10 mbps for $50/mo 100 mbps for $60/mo
ATT Fiber 100 mbps for $60/mo 1000 mbps for $100/mo
CenturyLink 10 mbps for $55/mo 100 mbps for $65/mo
Frontier 50 mbps for $30/mo 500 mbps for $130/mo
Spectrum 100 mbps for $45/mo 940 mbps for $105/mo
Mediacom 60 mbps for $40/mo 1000 mbps for $140/mo
Windstream 25 Mbps for $26/mo 1 Gig for $55/mo

Satellite

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ISP Lowest Price Top Speeds
Viasat 12 Mbps for $50 30 Mbps fo $100
HughesNet 25 Mbps for $26/mo 1000 Mbps for $55/mo

ATT 844-383-4450

Basic Internet Plans

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost
768 .384 $50
1.5 1 $50
5 1 $50
  • Basic plans are $50 per month
  • $99 install fee
  • 1TB data allowance

These plans are good for email, web surfing, social networking, and small file downloads.

Internet Only Plans

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost
10 1 $60
18 1.5 $60
25 5 $60
50 10 $60
100 20 $60
  • Plans are $60 per month
  • $99 install fee
  • 1TB data allowance

These plans are better for multiple device usage, streaming video, online gaming, large files, etc

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AT&T Fiber 844-383-4450

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost
100 80/100 $60
300 150/300 $80
1000 500/940 $100

Max speed per plan is based on your location.


CenturyLink 844-838-4258

Internet Packages

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
940 940 $65
100 100 $65
80 80 $55
40 40 $55
10 10 $55
  • CenturyLink plans are no contract
  • Prices are for lifetime of agreement
  • Purchase or lease a CenturyLink modem, or use your own

Corporate store located in Ames, Boone, Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Marshalltown, Mason City, Sioux City, Waterloo.

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Frontier 855-382-2910

Fios

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
50 50 $30
200 200 $40
300 300 $100
500 500 $150
  • Fiber network
  • 2 yr plans
  • Price does not include equipment and a few other minor fees

Fios High Speed Internet

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
6 6 $28
25 25 $35
115 115 $45
  • High speed internet (private line connection) as opposed to cable
  • Cable speeds may vary throughout the day since the signal is sent from a nearby cable box that might be shared with your neighbors.

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Spectrum 1-844-593-1728

Spectrum Internet

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
100 (no data caps) $45
400 (Internet Ultra upgrade) $65
940 (Internet Gig upgrade) $105

  • Cable connection.
  • Free modem
  • Contract free plan


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Mediacom (877)-203-0630

Mediacom Internet

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
60 5 $40
100 10 $80
200 20 $100
500 30 $120
1000 50 $140

  • Cable connection
  • No contract length
  • WiFi 360 extenders provide greater coverage throughout home

Corporate store located in Cedar Rapids.

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Windstream (855) 242-8953

High Speed Internet

down (mbps) up (mbps) cost (mbps)
25 DSL $26
50 fiber $36
300 fiber $46
1000 fiber $55

  • No contract required for internet only plans.
  • Modem and installation fees apply.

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Viasat Satelitte (855) 242-8953

Metered broadband

down (GB) up (GB) cost (GB)
1 4 $50
10 4 $80
20 4 $100
50 4 $150
200 4 $400

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HughesNet

Gen5 Service Plans

down (GB) up (GB) cost (GB)
25 3 $50 (10 G data)
25 3 $60 (20 G data)
25 3 $90 (30 G data)
25 3 $120 (50 G data)

  • 2 year commitment
  • lease or purchase equipment
  • includes wi-fi.

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Broadband Developments in Iowa In 2018, the state of Iowa created special broadband grants to facilitate the expansion of cable and fiber infrastructure. The goal is to provide internet access to all cities and towns by encouraging service providers to meet the needs of underserved areas. Funds can be used to pay up to 15% of project costs where applicable. The state wants to improve connectivity for homes, schools, businesses etc