Roland, IA High Speed Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Roland, 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 Roland 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
1WindstreamCable, DSL200 Mbps200 Mbps100.0%
2Stratford MutualCable80 Mbps7 Mbps100.0%
3Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Roland IA Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Roland which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Roland are compared to Story County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Iowa overall?
Average download speeds in Roland of 14.82 Mbps are slower than the Story County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Iowa.

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Roland Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 28.9% of Roland residents

  • The average internet download speed in Story County is 25.11 Mbps based upon 290464 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in Roland is 2.08 Mbps. This is 76.9% slower than the average in Iowa and 82.1% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Roland is 41% slower than the Story County average and 54.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Roland is 2.08 Mbps. This is 77.9% slower than the Story County average and 82.1% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 83.4% of Story 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 Roland 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 Windstream as the top provider for Roland, Iowa.

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

Click through to see how the Roland broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Hudson, Jefferson, Le Mars, Lisbon, Maquoketa, Sanborn, Treynor

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Roland, 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 Roland, Iowa?

The following zip codes were used: 50236

Who has the fastest internet service in Roland?

Windstream with a download speed of 200 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Roland.




Roland 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.


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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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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