Internet providers in Ames, IA

1. CenturyLink
96% available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

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2. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Rise Broadband
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Ames
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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5. HughesNet
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
6. Viasat
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Ames
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
8. Central Iowa Broadband
2% available in Ames
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. TDS Telecom
5% available in Ames
Connection:
Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Colo Telephone Company
50% available in Ames
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. MidIowa Net
96% available in Ames
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
12Mbps
1. CenturyLink
96% available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

2. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Rise Broadband
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
5. Viasat
99% available in Ames
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Ooma
50% available in Ames
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Central Iowa Broadband
2% available in Ames
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. TDS Telecom
5% available in Ames
Connection:
Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Colo Telephone Company
50% available in Ames
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. MidIowa Net
96% available in Ames
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
12Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

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4. Mint
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

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5. Visible
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Ames?

Internet Provider Types in Ames


Cable

84%
Coverage


DSL

85%
Coverage


Fiber

19%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Ames


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Ames
99%
Iowa
79%
USA

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Ames Residential Internet Coverage

Home of the Ames Municipal Airport, the city of Ames is an important transportation hub for Iowa. Whether you live, work, or travel in this area, the city's variety of internet service providers are a major benefit for you.

Through CenturyLink, the entire city of Ames has steady access to internet at a variety of speeds. The CenturyLink network is expansive, reaching areas like downtown in the north, Duff Avenue in the south, Ontario in the west, and Airport Road in the east.

Another major internet service provider in Ames is Windstream. Service is accessible in almost all of Ames, excluding a small area near Iowa State University.

Mediacom also has plenty to offer Ames residents. Through Mediacom, each of the city's primary neighborhoods enjoys high-speed internet service.

Through MidIowa Net, Ames and several neighboring communities get the full benefit of a reliable network. The network reaches the whole city and extends to communities in the north, south, and east.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Ames

Colo Telephone Company offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

TDS Telecom offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Central Iowa Broadband offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

T-Mobile Home Internet offers internet at speeds up to 182 Mbps

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Summary of Ames internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 1.5/5
Xtream Powered by Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps N/A
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 2.0/5
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Geo Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
Central Iowa Broadband Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
TDS Telecom Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline 1000 Mbps 1.5/5
Colo Telephone Company Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
MidIowa Net DSL & Fixed Wireless 12 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Ames

CenturyLink

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Ashley H | 08-03-2021

We set up our service far in advance to ensure that we have internet to do our school work. Centurylink did not come during there scheduled time. I have been trying to get ahold of them to fix this issue and keep getting transferred or told to call other numbers and can’t actually get someone to talk to. I tried to go to three different locations in my town one of which was no longer there, one did not help customers, the last also had moved and had a new address on the door so I went to the new address and it was a completely different business. Needless to say I am going to find a new provider.

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AT&T

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Samuel L | 01-01-2019

They are horrible. We’ve tried to unlock our phones after paying it off and after FOUR DAYS even though it said 24-48 hours, they still haven’t processed our request. The money’s already been taken but they still won’t let us do it. They told us it’d be done in two days four days ago and after that they said it’d be done on January 1st and that’s today. Today? Nothing. “Wait until tomorrow.” They said.

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