Marion, IA High Speed Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 7 choices for service in Marion, 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 Marion 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 Mbps99.5%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps73.6%
3ImOn CommunicationsCable, Fiber1000 Mbps500 Mbps58.2%
4Rise Broadbandwireless50 Mbps10 Mbps100.0%
5LTD Broadbandwireless250 Mbps250 Mbps78.5%
6ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Marion 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 Marion have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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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 Marion of 5.73 Mbps are slower than the Linn County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Iowa.

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Marion Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 58.0% of the Linn County population

  • The average upload speed in Marion is 5.73 Mbps. This is 2.1% slower than the Linn County average and 50.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Marion is 28.54 Mbps based upon 123376 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 86.9% of Linn County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 99.2% of the Marion population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 38.5% of Linn County residents

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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 Marion 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 Marion, Iowa.

Who has the fastest internet service in Marion?

Mediacom and ImOn Communications with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Marion.

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

The following zip codes were used: 52302, 52402 and 52403

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

Click through to see how the Marion broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Altoona, Bellevue, Indianola, Manning, Mapleton, Maquoketa, Waukon

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Marion - CenturyLink.

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are 1 fiber internet providers in Marion - CenturyLink and ImOn Communications.

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 Marion, Iowa?

Rise Broadband provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Marion.




Marion 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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