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Internet providers in Waterloo, IA

1. T-Mobile Home Internet
53% available in Waterloo
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
95% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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

3. CenturyLink
23% available in Waterloo
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

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

4. Nextlink Internet
32% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Rise Broadband
99% available in Waterloo
Rise Broadband
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
Link not provided
6. Hughesnet
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

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

7. Viasat
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
8. Grundy Center Municipal Utilities
15% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1Mbps
9. Cedar Falls Utilities
90% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Abundant Net
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
DSL & Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
11. GigFire
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
35Mbps
1. Mediacom
95% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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

2. Nextlink Internet
32% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Rise Broadband
99% available in Waterloo
Rise Broadband
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
Link not provided
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(420)

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

5. Viasat
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Grundy Center Municipal Utilities
15% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1Mbps
7. Ooma
50% available in Waterloo
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
8. Cedar Falls Utilities
90% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Abundant Net
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
10. GigFire
99% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
35Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Waterloo
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

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

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
83% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
83% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Tello Mobile
83% available in Waterloo
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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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 Waterloo

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

Average starting price
$65.11/mo

Average speed
164.3 Mbps

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Waterloo Residential Internet Coverage

The centrally located city of Waterloo is home to the Waterloo International Airport, making it an important transport hub for the Midwest. Those living and working in this region have a growing demand for reliable internet service.

CenturyLink is a popular choice for personal and business internet customers in Waterloo. The coverage map stretches to reach Raymond in the north, Orange in the south, Airport Boulevard in the west, and Gilbertville in the east.

Windstream has a fairly limited presence in Waterloo, although this can change as the company develops its network. Currently, service is restricted to the outlying areas of Waterloo.

One of the largest ISPs in Waterloo is Mediacom. With service that extends to every part of the city, Mediacom brings consistent service to neighborhoods like Broadway, Castle Hill, and Orange.

A growing service provider in Waterloo is Cedar Falls Municipal Communications Utility. This local service provider reaches many parts of Iowa.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Waterloo

Average download speed
164.31 Mbps

Average upload speed
34.16 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
29.11 ms

Average jitter
42.06 ms

 

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Internet Provider Availability Map

Learn more about T-Mobile Home Internet

Learn more about Mediacom

Learn more about CenturyLink

Learn more about Nextlink Internet

Learn more about Rise Broadband

Learn more about Hughesnet

Learn more about Viasat

Learn more about Grundy Center Municipal Utilities

Learn more about Cedar Falls Utilities

Learn more about Abundant Net

Learn more about GigFire

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.

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Summary of Waterloo 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
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Nextlink Internet
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 3.5/5
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Grundy Center Municipal Utilities Fixed Wireless 1 Mbps N/A View Plans for Grundy Center Municipal Utilities
Cedar Falls Utilities Fiber & Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps 4.5/5 View Plans for Cedar Falls Utilities
Abundant Net DSL & Wireless LTE 99 Mbps N/A View Plans for Abundant Net
GigFire Fixed Wireless 35 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for GigFire

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 Waterloo

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

GigFire

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Emily E | 09-02-2021

It was easy to set up and the customer service was awesome!

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CenturyLink

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Linda D | 11-28-2016

I enjoy my century link Internet the speed is very fast and it's very easy to log into.so I will give this company and A plus the service is very vary good and fast

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CenturyLink

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Linda D | 11-28-2016

I enjoy my century link Internet the speed is very fast and it's very easy to log into.so I will give this company and A plus the service is very vary good and fast

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GigFire

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Emily E | 09-02-2021

It was easy to set up and the customer service was awesome!

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