Best Sioux City Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Sioux City, 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 Sioux City 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:
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Sioux City 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 Sioux City which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Sioux City compare to Plymouth County? The average speed in Sioux City is 21.98 Mbps which is faster than Plymouth County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Iowa average of 28.88 Mbps.
Sioux City Internet Access Facts
Cable internet is available to 96.8% of the Sioux City population
Fiber optic internet is available to 70.8% of Plymouth County residents
DSL internet is available to 89.0% of Sioux City residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Sioux City, IA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Sioux City is 23.9% slower than the average in Iowa and 32.2% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 37.7% of the Plymouth County population
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 Sioux City 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 Sparklight as the top provider for Sioux City, Iowa.
Who has the fastest internet service in Sioux City?
Sparklight with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Sioux City.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Sioux City, Iowa?
The following zip codes were used: 51054, 51101, 51102, 51103, 51104, 51105, 51106, 51108, 51109, 51111 and 68731
How do the internet speeds in Sioux City compare to other cities in Iowa?
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Sioux City, Iowa.
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Sioux City, Iowa population.
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 Sioux City, Iowa?
Sparklight provides broadband internet service to 96.9% of Sioux City.
Sioux City 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.
- 100+ channels
- 200 hours of cloud DVR
- 2 TV plans
- No cable box required. Streams on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google-powered smart TVs or similiar
- 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