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Best Internet Providers in Des Moines, IA

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Internet Providers Overview for Des Moines, IA
Total Internet Providers 13
Download Speeds Up To 1 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $24.99
Fiber Coverage 29%
Fastest Provider Verizon

Top 11 Internet Service Providers in Des Moines, IA

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1. CenturyLink

41% Available
Download speeds up to:
140 Mbps DSL
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo *
41% Available
Click here to see CenturyLink's coverage map for Des Moines, IA

CenturyLink Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 140 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

CenturyLink Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
100 Mbps Internet 100 Mbps $55.00
Call To Order CenturyLink Service 844-980-3177

2. Verizon

32.1% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
32.1% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Des Moines, IA

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00

3. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $119.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

4. EarthLink

28.6% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 39.95/mo
28.6% Available
Click here to see EarthLink's coverage map for Des Moines, IA

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $39.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 855-537-1089

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
25 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

6. Always ON

87.3% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
87.3% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

7. Quantum Fiber

23.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
940 Mbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
23.9% Available

Quantum Fiber Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 8000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Quantum Fiber Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Up to 500 Mbps Internet 500 Mbps $50.00
Up to 1 GIG Internet 1000 Mbps $75.00
Up to 3 GIG Internet 3000 Mbps $100.00
Up to 8 GIG Internet 8000 Mbps $165.00
Call To Order Quantum Fiber Service 855-433-6350

8. Mediacom

99% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 24.99/mo *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
99% Available
Click here to see Mediacom's coverage map for Des Moines, IA

Mediacom Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Mediacom Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Prime Internet 100 Internet 100 Mbps $24.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 300 Internet 300 Mbps $44.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 1 GIG Internet 1000 Mbps $54.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 300 + Variety TV Internet, TV (170++ channels) 300 Mbps $94.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 100 + Variety TV Internet, TV (170++ channels) 100 Mbps $94.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 100 + Variety TV + Phone Internet, TV (170++ channels) 100 Mbps $112.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 1 GIG + Variety TV Internet, TV (170++ channels) 1000 Mbps $124.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 300 + Variety TV + Phone Internet, TV (170++ channels) 300 Mbps $132.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Prime Internet 1 GIG + Variety TV + Phone Internet, TV (170++ channels) 1000 Mbps $142.99 *
*Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
Call To Order Mediacom Service 855-958-4458

9. U.S. Cellular

87.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
25 Mbps Fixed Wireless
87.3% Available

U.S. Cellular Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served
Call To Order U.S. Cellular Service 888-944-9400

10. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo *
*Best for households
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Des Moines, IA

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00 *
*Best for households
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

11. T-Mobile Home Internet

28.6% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
28.6% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Des Moines, IA

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

High Speed Internet in Des Moines, IA

As far as finding internet in Des Moines, finding a plan tailored to your needs should be a breeze. All connection types, DSL, cable, fiber, and fixed wireless, are available and offer max speeds that are unheard of in many cities. Out of those connections, fiber is the least available internet type, only reaching 6.6% of Des Moines, but if it's available to you, that should be your first option. Otherwise, all the other connections are available to at least 98% of the population and both cable and DSL boast max speeds of 1,000 Mbps. Whether or not you'll get speeds that fast depends on your location and what provider you choose.

Surprisingly, Des Moines' most popular providers are Mediacom, CenturyLink, and Rise Broadband. We recommend looking at Mediacom and CenturyLink first before Rise Broadband due to their connection types. DSL and cable internet are known to be more reliable and faster than fixed wireless internet, which is what Rise Broadband offers. Plus, Mediacom and CenturyLink both offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. So how do you choose which one is best for you?

Availability is the first thing to look at, and while both Mediacom and CenturyLink are mostly available in similar areas, there are some areas where only one or the other is accessible. Residents in East Des Moines, northeast Saylor Station, and southeast Johnston should go with CenturyLink while those near Berwick, Marquisville, and north Swanwood should choose Mediacom. If you're in an area where both providers are an option and you're an moderate web user (streaming, social media, online gaming, or work or school related tasks), consider Mediacom. Their basic plan offers up to 60 Mbps compared to CenturyLink's basic 10 Mbps plan. 10 Mbps is enough for one person to moderately browse the internet but streaming would end up being a headache because of frequent buffering. If you need more than 60 Mbps, perhaps 100 Mbps or higher, go with CenturyLink. For speeds that high, CenturyLink offers greater bang for your buck.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Des Moines

Compare Internet Providers in Nearby Cities:

Altoona, Berwick, Carlisle, Clive, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights

Average download speed in Des Moines:

68 Mbps

Based on 30,925 speed tests

Best Internet Provider in Des Moines

  1. CenturyLink - Most DSL availability
  2. Verizon - Fast download speeds in Des Moines
  3. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Des Moines
  4. EarthLink - 5g internet up to 100 Mbps
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  7. Quantum Fiber - Most Fiber availability
  8. Mediacom - Fast speeds, widely available and most Cable availability
  9. U.S. Cellular - Fixed wireless up to 25 Mbps
  10. Starlink - Coverage
  11. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Des Moines

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Des Moines By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
CenturyLink DSL 140 Mbps 41%
Mediacom Cable 1 Gbps 99%
Metronet Fiber 5 Gbps 3%
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 3%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 87%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 29%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 32%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 29%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 87%
Quantum Fiber Fiber 8 Gbps 24%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Mediacom Cable 1 Gbps 99%
CenturyLink DSL 140 Mbps 41%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 100 Mbps 29%
EarthLink 5G Internet 100 Mbps 29%
U.S. Cellular Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 87%
Metronet Fiber 1.024 Gbps 3%
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 50 Mbps 3%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 32%
Quantum Fiber Fiber 940 Mbps 24%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Des Moines

Internet service providers in Des Moines use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 100%
Cable - 42%
DSL - 42%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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Free Wireless Internet Access in Des Moines, IA

Hotspot
502 E 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
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5835 Grand Avenue Suite 106
Des Moines, IA 50312
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2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
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603 E Sixth St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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909 E River Drive
Des Moines, IA 50316
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524 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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602 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA 50309
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602 E 1st Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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300 E Maple Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
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3711 Easton Blvd
Des Moines, IA 50317

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