Cedar Rapids, IA High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Cedar Rapids, 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 Cedar Rapids 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||99.0%|
|2||ImOn Communications||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||500 Mbps||66.3%|
|3||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||55.2%|
|4||Rise Broadband||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||99.9%|
|5||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|6||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Cedar Rapids IA Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Cedar Rapids have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Cedar Rapids of 5.51 Mbps are slower than the Linn County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Iowa.
Cedar Rapids Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Cedar Rapids is 5.51 Mbps. This is 5.8% slower than the Linn County average and 52.5% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 86.9% of Linn County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 38.5% of Linn County residents
The average internet download speed in Linn County is 19.87 Mbps based upon 666544 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Cedar Rapids is 9.2% slower than the average in Iowa and 19.1% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Cedar Rapids is 26.21 Mbps based upon 491464 measurements taken in the last 12 months
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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
How do the internet speeds in Cedar Rapids compare to other cities in Iowa?
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Cedar Rapids, Iowa?
The following zip codes were used: 52227, 52228, 52233, 52302, 52324, 52338, 52401, 52402, 52403, 52404, 52405, 52406, 52407, 52408, 52409, 52410, 52411, 52497, 52498 and 52499
Who has the fastest internet service in Cedar Rapids?
Mediacom and ImOn Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Cedar Rapids.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Cedar Rapids - CenturyLink.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
Cedar Rapids 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