Internet providers in
Ames, IA

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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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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.

 
1. CenturyLink
Available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
40Mbps
2. Mediacom
Available in Ames
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Ames
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Windstream
Available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. MidIowa Net
Available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. CenturyLink
Available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
40Mbps
2. Mediacom
Available in Ames
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Ames
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Windstream
Available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. MidIowa Net
Available in Ames
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
6. Level 3 Communications
Available in Ames
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. AT&T
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Ames
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in Ames?

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.

Internet Provider types in Ames


Cable

98%
Coverage

DSL

100%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Ames,IA


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
98%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
98%
Ames
79%
Iowa
79%
USA

Summary of Ames Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
CenturyLinkDSL40 Mbps2.5/5
MediacomCable100 Mbps3.0/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
WindstreamDSL100 Mbps3.0/5
MidIowa NetDSL6 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
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