Conrad, IA High Speed Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Conrad, 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 Conrad 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
1MediacomCable1000 Mbps50 Mbps100.0%
2Heart of Iowa CommunicationsFiber1000 Mbps500 Mbps100.0%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Conrad 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.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Conrad compare to Grundy County? The average speed in Conrad is 52.18 Mbps which is faster than Grundy County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Iowa average of 28.88 Mbps.

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Conrad Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Conrad is 52.18 Mbps based upon 656 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 66.3% of Grundy County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Conrad population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 16.5% of Grundy County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 0.0% of Conrad residents

  • There are 4 residential internet providers in Conrad, IA providing service to at least 15% of the city

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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 Conrad 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 Conrad, Iowa.

Who has the fastest internet service in Conrad?

Mediacom and Heart of Iowa Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Conrad.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Conrad, Iowa?

The following zip codes were used: 50621

How do the internet speeds in Conrad compare to other cities in Iowa?

Click through to see how the Conrad broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Forest City, Hartley, Lansing, Mechanicsville, Oskaloosa, Storm Lake, Sumner

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.

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.

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Conrad, Iowa?

Mediacom and Heart of Iowa Communications provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Conrad.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Conrad, IA residents.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.




Conrad 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.


Mediacom

  • 170+ channels
  • TiVo integrated search
  • 3 video package tiers
  • Watch live TV or recordings from your mobile device with the Xtream TV app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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