There are 47 residential cable providers in Iowa covering 76.98% of the state. The largest cable company is Mediacom, available to 68.12% of Iowa homes. Call Mediacom first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

The Top 20 Cable Providers in Iowa

State ProviderAvailabilityIowa SpeedsGet Service
Mediacom68.12%

100 to 1000 Mbps

994.85 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Mediacom customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 2,116,244 people who can get cable from Mediacom in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Mediacom potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Mediacom offers 3 different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Mediacom is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Mediacom Iowa customers is 994.85 Mbps.

Cable One2.79%

1000 to 1000 Mbps

1000 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Cable One customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 86,636 people who can get cable from Cable One in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Cable One potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Cable One offers no different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Cable One is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Cable One Iowa customers is 1000 Mbps.

ImOn Communications2.43%

80 to 80 Mbps

80 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of ImOn Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 75,357 people who can get cable from ImOn Communications in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of ImOn Communications potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. ImOn Communications offers no different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from ImOn Communications is 80 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all ImOn Communications Iowa customers is 80 Mbps.

Cox Communications2.39%

300 to 300 Mbps

300 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Cox Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 74,230 people who can get cable from Cox Communications in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Cox Communications potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Cox Communications offers no different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Cox Communications is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Cox Communications Iowa customers is 300 Mbps.

USA Communications Iowa1.2%

6 to 6 Mbps

6 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of USA Communications Iowa customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 37,363 people who can get cable from USA Communications Iowa in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of USA Communications Iowa potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. USA Communications Iowa offers no different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from USA Communications Iowa is 6 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all USA Communications Iowa Iowa customers is 6 Mbps.

Muscatine Power & Water0.79%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Muscatine Power & Water customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 24,480 people who can get cable from Muscatine Power & Water in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Muscatine Power & Water potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Muscatine Power & Water offers no different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Muscatine Power & Water is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Muscatine Power & Water Iowa customers is 100 Mbps.

Premier Communications0.65%

150 to 250 Mbps

150.33 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Premier Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 20,136 people who can get cable from Premier Communications in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Premier Communications potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Premier Communications offers 3 different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Premier Communications is 250 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Premier Communications Iowa customers is 150.33 Mbps.

Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association0.48%

8 to 8 Mbps

8 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 15,040 people who can get cable from Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association offers no different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association is 8 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Martelle Cooperative Telephone Association Iowa customers is 8 Mbps.

Spencer Municipal Utilities0.38%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spencer Municipal Utilities customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 11,716 people who can get cable from Spencer Municipal Utilities in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spencer Municipal Utilities potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spencer Municipal Utilities offers no different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Spencer Municipal Utilities is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spencer Municipal Utilities Iowa customers is 100 Mbps.

Hospers Telephone Exchange0.29%

50 to 75 Mbps

74.3 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Hospers Telephone Exchange customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 9,096 people who can get cable from Hospers Telephone Exchange in Iowa. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Hospers Telephone Exchange potential customers in Iowa who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Hospers Telephone Exchange offers 2 different speeds throughout Iowa. The fastest speed anyone in Iowa can get from Hospers Telephone Exchange is 75 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Hospers Telephone Exchange Iowa customers is 74.3 Mbps.

 

 

* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Iowa. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Iowa residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like Mediacom and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Iowa

Iowa customers can get an average of 709.89 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 70.51% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 1 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in South Iowa, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Southwest. Cable is the fastest internet in 75.28% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Iowa Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in Iowa

Cable internet is available to 76.98% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Iowa Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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99%
95%
0%

 

What zip codes have cable in Iowa and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
501540%
501610%
501020%
5023785.2%
5016988.74%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
500560%
501220%
5020186.43%
502300%
5003593.38%

Cable in Your Iowa Neighborhood

Mediacom is the primary cable provider for Iowa's north, northeast, west, central, east, south and southeast neighborhoods. Cox Communications also has cable internet service in Iowa's southwest regions.

Compared with the rest of the county, Iowa has less access to cable versus other states and less cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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