Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
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
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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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.