Fairfield, 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 Fairfield, 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 Fairfield 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:
|Max Download Speed
|Max Upload Speed
|Cable, DSL, Fiber
|Local Internet Service
Fairfield 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 Fairfield compare to Jefferson County? The average speed in Fairfield is 32.12 Mbps which is faster than Jefferson County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Iowa average of 28.88 Mbps.
Fairfield Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 63.1% of Jefferson County residents
Cable internet is available to 91.5% of the Fairfield population
Fiber optic internet is available to 57.3% of Jefferson County residents
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Fairfield residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Fairfield, IA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Fairfield is 11.2% faster than the average in Iowa and 0.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield, Iowa.
Who has the fastest internet service in Fairfield?
Mediacom and Windstream with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Fairfield.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Fairfield, Iowa?
The following zip codes were used: 52556 and 52557
How do the internet speeds in Fairfield compare to other cities in Iowa?
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there are 2 DSL providers in Fairfield - Windstream and Local Internet Service.
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are 2 fiber internet providers in Fairfield - Windstream, Eastlight and Local Internet Service.
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 Fairfield, Iowa?
Eastlight provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Fairfield.
Fairfield 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