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Internet Service Providers in Ames, IA

Broadband Score of 45Middle of the Road

Getting internet in Ames, IA is a mixed bag. With a score of 45 you probably are not going to be streaming 4k video, but at least you can stream high definition. A Middle of the Road score places you in an area with average speeds, access, pricing, and feedback.

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Top 6 Broadband Providers in Ames, IA (View all internet providers in Ames, IA below)

Best Choice
HughesNet logo

HughesNet

Unlimited Data – With no hard data limits, if you use the data in your plan, speeds will reduce.

HughesNet provides Satellite in Ames, IA

  • National satellite Internet service provider with A+ BBB Rating
  • Free standard Installation included
  • 24/7 technical support
100.00%Excellent Coverage
HughesNet internet pricing starting at:
$49.95

(855) 980-2160

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Exede

Internet service delivered with faster uploads and faster downloads.

Exede provides Satellite in Ames, IA

  • High-speed satellite Internet service anywhere in the U.S.
  • 3-Year Price Lock
  • Some locations can receive double the normal data, free
100.00%Excellent Coverage
Exede internet pricing starting at:
$39.99

(866) 606-9068

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Viasat logo

Viasat

Our mission is to connect the world by making the internet accessible, affordable and secure to everyone, anywhere.

Viasat provides Satellite in Ames, IA

  • New unlimited data plans available in select areas
  • Speeds up to 30mbps available
  • WiFi modem included in most plans
100.00%Excellent Coverage
Viasat internet pricing starting at:
$39.99

(844) 899-9722

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CenturyLink

CenturyLink @Ease features Norton backup and security.

CenturyLink provides Fiber, DSL and Fixed Wireless in Ames, IA

  • Anti-Virus protection and a PC Health check-up
  • Support multiple devices at once
  • 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
86.22%Excellent Coverage
CenturyLink internet pricing starting at:
$45.00

(844) 643-2564

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Mediacom

Mediacom has a variety of internet plans that can accommodate the needs of each household member and any household.

Mediacom provides Cable in Ames, IA

  • WiFi in your home
  • Total Defense™ Internet Security Suite
  • 24/7 customer support
77.37%Excellent Coverage
Mediacom internet pricing starting at:
$39.99

(888) 680-0190

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Windstream

Windstream offers two great high-speed Internet plans that will support all of your online activities.

Windstream provides Fiber, Cable, DSL and Copper in Ames, IA

  • 24/7 technical support
  • No contracts required
  • Free wireless equipment
10.28%Poor Coverage
Windstream internet pricing starting at:
$44.99

(844) 394-9875

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2 Television Providers in Ames, IA

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Dish Network

Dish Network offers satellite television service that integrates with Amazon Alexa.

Dish Network provides Television in Ames, IA

  • Free upgrade to HD-DVR
  • Free Premium channels for three months (HBO, CineMax, Starz, Showtime, Dish Movie Pack)
  • HD included free
  • Local channels included
Dish Network television pricing starting at:
$41.99

(844) 892-3822

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DIRECTV

DIRECTV has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction over cable for 17 years running.

DIRECTV provides Television in Ames, IA

  • Includes local channels
  • HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax free (46 channels in all) for first 3 months
  • Free upgrade to Genie HD-DVR (for qualifying customers)
  • Free professional (standard) installation in up to 4 rooms
DIRECTV television pricing starting at:
$40.00

(855) 410-2386

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2 Cell Phone Providers in Ames, IA

Sprint logo

Sprint

Moving Forward. Now together with Nextel

Sprint provides Cell Phone service in Ames, IA

  • No annual service contract
  • No surprising overage charges
  • 3G/4G nationwide
Sprint cell phone pricing starting at:
$50.00

(855) 881-8203

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T-Mobile

Stick Together

T-Mobile provides Cell Phone service in Ames, IA

  • Take your WiFi connection with you on the go
  • Stream unlimited video on Netflix, HBO NOW, Hulu, and others.
  • Up to 20GB of your unused 4G LTE data rolls over
T-Mobile cell phone pricing starting at:
$60.00

(855) 411-0428

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All 22 Broadband Service Providers in Ames, IA

ProviderMax DownloadMax UploadBroadband TypeCoverage
HughesNet logoHughesNet25 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
Exede logoExede25 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
Viasat logoViasat25 Mbps3 MbpsSatellite
100.00%
Rise Broadband logoRise Broadband15 Mbps3 MbpsFixed Wireless
98.87%
CenturyLink logoCenturyLink100 Mbps50 MbpsFiber, DSL, Fixed Wireless and Television
86.22%
Mediacom logoMediacom150 Mbps20 MbpsCable and Television
77.37%
ICS Advanced Technologies logoICS Advanced Technologies100 Mbps100 MbpsFiber, DSL, Copper and Fixed Wireless
29.19%
Windstream logoWindstream100 Mbps8 MbpsFiber, Cable, DSL and Copper
10.28%
Minerva Valley Telephone Company logoMinerva Valley Telephone Company10 Mbps10 MbpsDSL
3.05%
Aureon logoAureon2 Mbps1 MbpsFiber, DSL and Copper
2.31%
Woolstock Mutual Telephone Assoc. logoWoolstock Mutual Telephone Assoc.8 Mbps3 MbpsDSL and Fixed Wireless
2.14%
Ringsted Telephone Company logoRingsted Telephone Company15 Mbps15 MbpsFiber, DSL and Fixed Wireless
1.82%
Rockwell Cooperative Telephone Association logoRockwell Cooperative Telephone Association5 Mbps2 MbpsFiber and DSL
1.82%
Radcliffe Telephone Company logoRadcliffe Telephone Company100 Mbps50 MbpsFiber
1.04%
GoldField Access Network logoGoldField Access Network12 Mbps12 MbpsDSL
0.16%
Springville Cooperative Telephone Association logoSpringville Cooperative Telephone Association1,000 Mbps1,000 MbpsFiber and DSL
0.07%
Colo Telephone Company logoColo Telephone Company25 Mbps25 MbpsFiber
0.06%
Olin Telephone Company logoOlin Telephone Company23 Mbps1 MbpsFiber, DSL and Fixed Wireless
0.06%
Algona Municipal Utilities logoAlgona Municipal Utilities500 Mbps500 MbpsFiber and Cable
0.05%
Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association logoLehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association40 Mbps5 MbpsFiber
0.03%
Louisa Communications logoLouisa Communications12 Mbps2 MbpsDSL and Fixed Wireless~
Level 3 Communications logoLevel 3 Communications~~Fiber, DSL and Copper~

Average Download Speed For Ames, IA

71 Mbps

Ames, IA's Broadband Profile

42,868 of the residents of Ames have at least one connection to the Internet (at home or the office).

About 72.70% of Ames is connected to the Internet. This means there are still about 16,097 people with NO Internet access in Ames, IA.

Internet Speed Facts For Ames, IA

The average download speed for all terrestrial broadband (including cable) Internet in Ames, IA is 71 Mbps and the maximum download speed available is 150 Mbps. Upload speeds via landline average 15 Mbps in Ames.

The average download speed for all wireless Internet providers in Ames, IA is 25 Mbps and the maximum download speed available is 25-50 Mbps. The upload speed average via wireless Internet providers in Ames is 3 Mbps. Wireless Internet is defined as service coming from fixed wireless or mobile broadband providers.

Average Advertised Speeds in Ames, IA
DownUp
Fiber (13)110 Mbps80 Mbps
Cable (3)150 Mbps20 Mbps
DSL (13)17 Mbps3 Mbps
Copper (4)100 Mbps100 Mbps
Fixed Wireless (7)5 Mbps1 Mbps
Satellite (3)25 Mbps3 Mbps
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Free wireless internet access points in Ames, IA

Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 239-5656