Internet Providers in Iowa

Iowa Internet Providers

The state of Iowa is home to many local and national internet providers. With different options available, determining which provider and plan works best for you can be challenging. At Bandwidth Place, our goal is to make that process simple, painless, and straightforward.

Enter your 5-digit zip code in the Search Box to look up the main internet service providers in Iowa. Or give us a call at 800-990-0017 for a free quote. We are here to help you finding the most affordable plan for the fastest internet available in your area.

Iowa Average Internet Speed


Iowa Internet & Internet Providers Trends


4.5% of Iowa has access to over 1000Mbps


30% of Iowa has access to Fiber Optic & Fiber Providers


40.2% of Iowa has 3 or more Internet Provider choices

Enter your zip code for internet plans and pricing in your city

Iowa Average Internet Speeds by City

Location Download Upload
Des Moines 41 / 24 Mbps
Cedar Rapids 50 / 21 Mbps
Davenport 49 / 22 Mbps
Council Bluffs 78 / 17 Mbps
Dubuque 51 / 26 Mbps
Sioux City 52 / 9 Mbps
West Des Moines 40 / 25 Mbps
Iowa City 43 / 21 Mbps
Waterloo 59 / 27 Mbps
Sergeant Bluff 51 / 8 Mbps

Iowa Average Download Speeds by City

Des Moines
45.16 Mbps
44.79 Mbps
Cedar Rapids
59.54 Mbps
Iowa City
37.45 Mbps
West Des Moines
34.6 Mbps
Sioux City
35.62 Mbps
58.37 Mbps
57.61 Mbps
Council Bluffs
51.13 Mbps
65.08 Mbps
29.96 Mbps

Internet Service Provider List

Provider Download Speed
Spectrum 1000 Mbps View Plans
Mediacom 1000 Mbps View Plans
WOW! 1000 Mbps View Plans
CenturyLink 940 Mbps View Plans
COX 940 Mbps View Plans
Frontier 940 Mbps View Plans
Viasat 100 Mbps View Plans
EarthLink 75 Mbps View Plans
Windstream 50 Mbps View Plans
HughesNet 25 Mbps View Plans

What types of internet are available in Iowa

When it comes to internet service, we're all after the same exact thing: a speedy, reliable connection that’s as good to your pockets as it is to your devices.

There are five primary internet types to choose from in the U.S.; however, coverage for each of these internet connection types largely depends on where you live.

Use our zip code search to find provider plans available in your area.

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Iowa Frequently Asked Questions

How can I compare internet providers in Iowa?

Before committing to any Iowa internet provider, it’s important to first determine that the plan you’re interested in matches your connectivity demands. Comparing providers is a crucial step in your decision-making process and there are several important factors to consider before making your final decision including:

  • Cost
  • Bandwidth
  • Speed
  • Bundling Options
  • Contract Terms

What internet speed do I need?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines fast internet as a web connection offering download speeds of at least 25 Mbps and upload speeds of at least 3 Mbps. These standard speeds smoothly support most common online activities such as web browsing, high-definition video streaming, and file downloading.

How much bandwidth do I need?

Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data that can be transmitted via internet connection within a fixed amount of time. In simpler terms, bandwidth measures the total volume of information that can be transferred.

Learn how much bandwidth your household or business needs by determining the following factors:

  • The number of people using the internet connection
  • The number of devices using the internet connection
  • The types of online activities users will be doing (i.e. gaming, 4K streaming, file downloading, etc.)
  • The bandwidth required per each activity

For most households, at least 5 Mbps will suffice, but for larger office settings or households subject to heavy internet usage, 20 Mbps can easily accommodate all types of simultaneous streaming, downloading, and web browsing.

Bandwidth Place is here to help

Need help figuring out how to choose the best internet service provider in Iowa or have further questions? Bandwidth Place can help every step of the way. We’re here to simplify your buyer’s journey and narrow down your search to the best internet packages in your state.

Whether you prefer Satellite, Cable, DSL, Fixed Wireless, or Fiber-Optic, Bandwidth Place can help you determine the best option for your specific needs. Call us today at 800-990-0017.