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Internet Service in Iowa

27.3% of Iowa residents have no connection to the Internet available to them personally. However, wireless or wired Internet at 10 Mbps download speed is available to 98.9% of the population of Iowa.

High speed Internet technology available in Iowa includes 30% - higher than average - fiber Internet availability. Wireless Internet is available to 99.9% of residents. 89.5% have available DSL. Cable is an option for 79.9% of residents. And when it comes to purchasing service, just over 40% of Iowans actually have more than 3 Internet service providers to choose from.

Surprisingly Iowa has better Internet access than many other states.

Broadband in Iowa

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Adel, IA224.12N/AN/A0.87N/AN/A46
Albia, IA9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A32
Algona, IA113.49N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A33
Altoona, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56N/AN/A43
Ames, IA266.53N/AN/A1.23117150
Anamosa, IA245.26N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A42
Ankeny, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56N/AN/A43
Atlantic, IA120.79N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A37
Bettendorf, IA1615.69N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A42
Bondurant, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56N/AN/A43
Boone, IA131.55N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A35
Burlington, IA171.68N/AN/A0.26N/AN/A42
Camanche, IA212.01N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A44
Carlisle, IA181.72N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Carroll, IA122.42N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A36
Cedar Falls, IA207.74N/AN/A0.56N/AN/A45
Cedar Rapids, IA2428.85N/AN/A0.47617648
Centerville, IA90.86N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A32
Chariton, IA11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33
Charles City, IA121.89N/AN/A0.14N/AN/A36
Cherokee, IA110.85N/AN/A0.24N/AN/A35
Clarinda, IA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A17
Clear Lake, IA113.81N/AN/A0.18N/AN/A36
Clinton, IA212.01N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A44
Clive, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56N/AN/A43
Coralville, IA206.47N/AN/A1.73N/AN/A45
Council Bluffs, IA244.31N/AN/A1.181018046
Cresco, IA110.07N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A34
Creston, IA101.21N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A34
Davenport, IA1615.69N/AN/A0.52517542
De Witt, IA212.01N/AN/A0.25N/AN/A44
Decorah, IA161.21N/AN/A1.57N/AN/A41
Denison, IA101.18N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A34
Des Moines, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56417443
Dubuque, IA122.51N/AN/A0.42717737
Dyersville, IA112.51N/AN/A0.42N/AN/A36
Eldridge, IA1615.69N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A42
Emmetsburg, IA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Estherville, IA120.47N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A36
Evansdale, IA207.74N/AN/A0.56N/AN/A45
Fairfield, IA139.18N/AN/A1.29N/AN/A37
Forest City, IA97.01N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A30
Fort Dodge, IA192.26N/AN/A0.33N/AN/A42
Fort Madison, IA142.34N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A38
Glenwood, IA1211.15N/AN/A0.15N/AN/A32
Grimes, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56N/AN/A43
Grinnell, IA101.31N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A31
Hampton, IA100.70N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A32
Harlan, IA114.18N/AN/A0.11N/AN/A33
Hiawatha, IA2428.85N/AN/A0.47N/AN/A48
Humboldt, IA131.00N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A35
Independence, IA130.64N/AN/A0.36N/AN/A33
Indianola, IA181.72N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Iowa City, IA206.47N/AN/A1.73217245
Iowa Falls, IA211.77N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A40
Jefferson, IA18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A35
Johnston, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56N/AN/A43
Keokuk, IA142.34N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A38
Knoxville, IA164.95N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A38
Le Claire, IA1615.69N/AN/A0.52N/AN/A42
Le Mars, IA102.25N/AN/A1.54N/AN/A35
Manchester, IA120.17N/AN/A0.03N/AN/A32
Maquoketa, IA221.00N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A42
Marion, IA2428.85N/AN/A0.47N/AN/A48
Marshalltown, IA174.45N/AN/A1.59N/AN/A40
Mason City, IA143.81N/AN/A0.18N/AN/A39
Monticello, IA245.26N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A42
Mount Pleasant, IA171.32N/AN/A0.05N/AN/A40
Mount Vernon, IA2428.85N/AN/A0.47N/AN/A48
Muscatine, IA193.64N/AN/A0.58N/AN/A42
Nevada, IA266.53N/AN/A1.23N/AN/A50
Newton, IA205.05N/AN/A0.49N/AN/A39
North Liberty, IA206.47N/AN/A1.73N/AN/A45
Norwalk, IA181.72N/AN/A0.40N/AN/A40
Oelwein, IA202.05N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A43
Orange City, IA121.93N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A37
Osceola, IA111.15N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A34
Oskaloosa, IA181.66N/AN/A0.54N/AN/A42
Ottumwa, IA121.15N/AN/A0.09N/AN/A37
Pella, IA164.95N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A38
Perry, IA221.55N/AN/A0.21N/AN/A46
Red Oak, IA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A34
Sergeant Bluff, IA122.13N/AN/A0.41N/AN/A37
Sheldon, IA11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A29
Shenandoah, IA11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A18
Sioux Center, IA91.93N/AN/A0.08N/AN/A33
Sioux City, IA152.13N/AN/A0.41917941
Spencer, IA124.47N/AN/A0.10N/AN/A35
Spirit Lake, IA123.40N/AN/A0.12N/AN/A35
Storm Lake, IA111.25N/AN/A0.33N/AN/A35
Urbandale, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56N/AN/A43
Vinton, IA100.61N/AN/A0.07N/AN/A32
Washington, IA133.86N/AN/A0.06N/AN/A37
Waterloo, IA207.74N/AN/A0.56817845
Waukee, IA224.12N/AN/A0.87N/AN/A46
Waukon, IA130.84N/AN/A0.02N/AN/A37
Waverly, IA102.88N/AN/A0.70N/AN/A34
Webster City, IA200.97N/AN/A0.12N/AN/A43
West Des Moines, IA186.73N/AN/A1.56317343
Winterset, IA171.91N/AN/A0.16N/AN/A37
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Iowa

Since 2009, the Connected Nation(Iowa) has been awarded $5,769,942.00 in federal dollars for Iowa's "Connect Iowa" program. Iowa has awarded these monies to 6 organizations and departments within the state.

State lawmakers reached an agreement to expand broadband service in Iowa.

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