Best Grundy Center Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 8 choices for service in Grundy Center, 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 Grundy Center 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 Mbps99.1%
2WindstreamDSL300 Mbps300 Mbps100.0%
3Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
4TCwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
5Grundy Center Municipal Light & PowerCable50 Mbps10 Mbps93.6%
6LTD Broadbandwireless250 Mbps250 Mbps71.4%
7ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
8HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Grundy Center 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

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 Grundy Center of 7.03 Mbps are faster than the Grundy County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Iowa.

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Grundy Center Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 56.9% of the Grundy County population

  • The average internet download speed in Grundy Center is 22.7 Mbps based upon 5688 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Grundy Center population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Grundy Center residents

  • There are 8 residential internet providers in Grundy Center, IA providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Grundy Center is 47.9% faster than the Grundy County average and 29.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

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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 Grundy Center 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 Grundy Center, Iowa.

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

Click through to see how the Grundy Center broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Calmar, Colfax, Forest City, Lone Tree, Odebolt, Sidney, Windsor Heights

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 8 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Grundy Center, 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.

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 Grundy Center, Iowa?

The following zip codes were used: 50638

Who has the fastest internet service in Grundy Center?

Mediacom with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Grundy Center.




Grundy Center 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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