skip to main content

Internet providers in Iowa City, IA

1. T-Mobile Home Internet
55% available in Iowa City
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet.

2. Mediacom
94% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Limited time offer: $100 credit on all internet packages. See terms for more info.

3. CenturyLink
53% available in Iowa City
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

Order online, Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $55/mo

4. Rise Broadband
99% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Hughesnet
99% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

6. Viasat
99% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
7. STC
2% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. ImOn Communications LLC
75% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mediacom
94% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Limited time offer: $100 credit on all internet packages. See terms for more info.

2. Rise Broadband
99% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Hughesnet
99% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

4. Viasat
99% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Iowa City
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
6. STC
2% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. ImOn Communications LLC
75% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Iowa City
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Iowa City
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
67% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. Verizon Wireless
67% available in Iowa City
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

Take our quiz to find out how much internet speed you need. Or use our internet speed test to test your current speeds.

0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Iowa City

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Iowa City area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$64.94/mo

Average speed
161.3 Mbps

Fastest provider

Most popular provider

Best value provider

Most reliable provider

Iowa City Residential Internet Coverage

The sixth largest city in Iowa, Iowa city offers some of the most expensive real estate in Iowa. Residents are white-collar and work primarily in teaching and administrative support roles. It's also a college town whose year-round residents are quite well-educated, many with advanced degrees. They're typically middle income and enjoy short commutes. Iowa City residents rely on their internet services to pursue educational goals and achieve excellence in their career. Compared with 79% of Iowa state, 100% of Iowa City residents have access to high-speed internet.

Mediacom is the sole cable internet provider in the area and offers connectivity to 100% of residents. Skybeam and CenturyLink both provide DSL services. Skybeam reaches 100% of homes while CenturyLink reaches 98% of residents. Fiber optics are not yet available to Iowa City residents.

Cable internet service is not available to businesses in Iowa City. Otherwise, their connection options mirror those offered to residents.

Is your internet running slow?

Chances are all that buffering and lag you’re experiencing is not normal. Test your internet speed with our helpful tool to find out if you need faster internet.

Test your current speed

Take our speed test so you can compare your internet service against the competition.

Test your speed to load comparison data

Download speed
000 Mbps

Upload speed
000 Mbps

Latency (ping)
00 ms

Jitter
00 ms

Compare to speeds in your area

Our averages are based on hundreds of thousands of speed tests just like yours.

Data based on internet speed tests performed in Iowa City

Average download speed
161.33 Mbps

Average upload speed
69.58 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
27.77 ms

Average jitter
18.85 ms

 

Looking for an easy way to test and track your internet speed anywhere?

Download our free, easy-to-use speed test app for quick and reliable results.

Internet Provider Availability Map

Learn more about T-Mobile Home Internet

Learn more about Mediacom

Learn more about CenturyLink

Learn more about Rise Broadband

Learn more about Hughesnet

Learn more about Viasat

Learn more about STC

Learn more about ImOn Communications LLC

Compare internet providers in your area

Still unsure which internet provider to choose? Check out some of our head-to-head comparisons to help narrow down your decision.

vs

Summary of Iowa City internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Mediacom Cable 1000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Mediacom
CenturyLink DSL 100 Mbps 3.4/5 View Plans for CenturyLink
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Rise Broadband
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
STC Fiber 100 Mbps 5.0/5 View Plans for STC
ImOn Communications LLC Cable & Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for ImOn Communications LLC

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 Iowa City

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Iowa City.

ImOn Communications LLC

Overall:
Service:
Pricing:
Speed:

Elissa F | 01-01-2022

Verified User

This is literally the absolute worst cable/internet service I've ever used. The internet has gone down 5 times in a month and a half, and I was just on the phone with customer service for a half hour and they couldn't help me get espn to work on my television, even though it's included in our package. The service is terrible, the customer service is terrible, and they are generally completely useless.

Was this review helpful? Yes 13 No 2

Most helpful reviews

ImOn Communications LLC

Overall:
Service:
Pricing:
Speed:

Elissa F | 01-01-2022

Verified User

This is literally the absolute worst cable/internet service I've ever used. The internet has gone down 5 times in a month and a half, and I was just on the phone with customer service for a half hour and they couldn't help me get espn to work on my television, even though it's included in our package. The service is terrible, the customer service is terrible, and they are generally completely useless.

Was this review helpful? Yes 13 No 2

See internet providers in nearby cities.

Live in a small town or suburb outside of Iowa City? We got you covered, too.

    IA    Iowa City