Compare Internet Services in Iowa (IA)

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Internet Speed and Connection in Iowa


Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster


Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster


54 Mbps

Average Speed

Average Mbps download speed

Top 3 Metro Locations in Iowa

Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.

Omaha-Council Bluffs – Population 942,198

Des Moines-West Des Moines – Population 655,409

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island – Population 381,451

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Iowa breakdown of Internet coverage

The largest metro area in Iowa is Omaha-Council Bluffs with a population of 942,198.00. This is followed by the Des Moines-West Des Moines metro area, with a population of 655,409.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.

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Data from FCC Broadband Deployment

Number of fixed residential broadband providers


Coverage by Internet type

86% get DSL

77% get Cable

30% get Fiber

100% get Satellite

Broadband government information

Under the direction of the state, this project will provide staff support to the Iowa Broadband Deployment Governance Board and provide oversight of planning teams, field validation, research, and crowd sourcing activities. The Board currently exists, but has no staff to support its work.

IA Internet news

As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.

Most popular cities with Internet around Iowa

Internet Access in IA by City

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