Belle Plaine, IA High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Belle Plaine, IA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Belle Plaine by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Mediacom||Cable||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||99.2%|
|2||Windstream||DSL||200 Mbps||200 Mbps||96.3%|
|3||LTD Broadband||wireless||250 Mbps||250 Mbps||36.2%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Belle Plaine IA Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Belle Plaine compare to Benton County? The average speed in Belle Plaine is 43.15 Mbps which is faster than Benton County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Iowa average of 28.88 Mbps.
Belle Plaine Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 37.7% of Benton County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 75.3% of Benton County residents
The average internet download speed in Benton County is 31.88 Mbps based upon 26536 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Belle Plaine is 49.4% faster than the average in Iowa and 33.2% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Belle Plaine is 6.04 Mbps. This is 46.9% slower than the Benton County average and 47.9% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Fiber optic internet is available to 3.9% of Belle Plaine residents
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Belle Plaine residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Mediacom as the top provider for Belle Plaine, Iowa.
Who has the fastest internet service in Belle Plaine?
Mediacom with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Belle Plaine.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Belle Plaine, Iowa?
The following zip codes were used: 52208
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Belle Plaine internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
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How do the internet speeds in Belle Plaine compare to other cities in Iowa?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Belle Plaine, Iowa population.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Belle Plaine, Iowa?
Mediacom provides broadband internet service to 99.2% of Belle Plaine.
Belle Plaine Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 170+ channels
- TiVo integrated search
- 3 video package tiers
- Watch live TV or recordings from your mobile device with the Xtream TV app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app