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Des Moines, IA

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T-Mobile Home Internet— 5G Home internet
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47% coverage in Des Moines, IA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$50/mo. *
Speeds up to 245 Mbps
$70/mo.
Speeds up to 245 Mbps
2 plans
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Google Fiber— Fiber internet
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70% coverage in Des Moines, IA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$70/mo. *
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
$100/mo.
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
$125/mo.
Speeds up to 5,000 Mbps
$150/mo. ^
Speeds up to 8,000 Mbps
4 plans
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Google Fiber Webpass— Fiber internet
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70% coverage in Des Moines, IA
Xtream Powered by Mediacom— Cable internet
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97% coverage in Des Moines, IA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$19.99/mo.
Speeds up to 250 Mbps
$34.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$44.99/mo.
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$49.99/mo.
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
$54.99/mo.
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
$64.99/mo.
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
6 plans
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Viasat— Satellite internet
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99% coverage in Des Moines, IA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$69.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
$99.99/mo.
Speeds up to 150 Mbps
$99.99/mo.
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
$149.99/mo. ^
Speeds up to 12 Mbps
4 plans
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Quantum Fiber— Fiber internet
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99% coverage in Des Moines, IA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$50/mo.
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$75/mo. *
Speeds up to 940 Mbps
$75/mo.
Speeds up to 940 Mbps
$100/mo.
Speeds up to 3,000 Mbps
$165/mo. ^
Speeds up to 8,000 Mbps
5 plans
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CenturyLink— DSL internet
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36% coverage in Des Moines, IA
$50/mo. *
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$55/mo.
Speeds up to 80 Mbps
$55/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$55/mo. ^
Speeds up to 140 Mbps
$75/mo. °
Speeds up to 940 Mbps
5 plans
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Rise Broadband— Fixed Wireless internet
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99% coverage in Des Moines, IA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$39.95/mo. *
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$39.95/mo.
Speeds up to 250 Mbps
$55/mo.
Speeds up to 25 Mbps
$65/mo.
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
4 plans
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Hughesnet— Satellite internet
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99% coverage in Des Moines, IA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$49.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
$64.99/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
$94.99/mo.
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
3 plans
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NexGen Communications— Fiber internet
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57% coverage in Des Moines, IA
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MVTV Wireless Internet— Fixed Wireless internet
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50% coverage in Des Moines, IA
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Nextlink Internet— Fixed Wireless internet
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14% coverage in Des Moines, IA
$59.95/mo.
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
1 plan
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Xtream Powered by Mediacom— Cable internet
Speeds up to
97% coverage in Des Moines, IA
Viasat— Satellite internet
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99% coverage in Des Moines, IA
Rise Broadband— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Des Moines, IA
Hughesnet— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Des Moines, IA
Ooma— Wireless LTE internet
Speeds up to
50% coverage in Des Moines, IA
NexGen Communications— Fiber internet
Speeds up to
57% coverage in Des Moines, IA
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MVTV Wireless Internet— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
50% coverage in Des Moines, IA
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Zayo Group— DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline internet
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23% coverage in Des Moines, IA
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Nextlink Internet— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
14% coverage in Des Moines, IA
T-Mobile— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
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No cancellation fee
AT&T Wireless— Mobile internet
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Starting at
Cancellation fee No required contract
Mint— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
Requires contract
Visible— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
No required contract
Verizon Wireless— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary

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Best internet providers in Des Moines, IA

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
T-Mobile Home Internet
pro Speeds up to 245 Mbps
pro 5G + Home connections
Google Fiber
Google Fiber
pro Speeds up to 8000 Mbps
pro Fiber connections

Cheapest internet providers in Des Moines, IA

The cheapest internet providers get you a reliable connection at an affordable price. You may have to settle for slower speeds, but you can also find promos and discounts. Hot tip: Look for providers with unlimited data and no extra fees to save even further.

Provider
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Xtream
$19.99Cable
Rise Broadband
$39.95Fixed Wireless
HughesNet
$49.99Satellite

Fastest internet plans and providers in Des Moines, IA

The fastest internet providers can get you gigabit or even multi-gigabit speeds. Not everyone needs a 1,000Mbps connection or faster, but it’s worth the investment if you’re a power user or live in a large household.

Provider
Max Download Speed
Connection Type
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Google Fiber
8000 MbpsFiber
Xtream
1000 MbpsCable
Google Fi
1000 MbpsFiber

Most reliable internet plans in Des Moines, IA

A reliable internet connection means you get a stable connection and consistent speeds day in, day out, without the worry of sudden slowdowns or outages. You also get top-rated customer service and technical support in case things do go awry. Fiber is the most reliable internet you can get, so we recommend that if it’s available.

Provider
Reliability rating
Connection Type
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Google Fiber
4.3 out of 5 stars4.26Fiber
Quantum Fiber
4.1 out of 5 stars4.11Fiber
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
3.9 out of 5 stars3.935G Home

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Is your home internet fast enough to meet your daily Wi-Fi needs? The best way to find out is by running a speed test, which gives you a snapshot of how much bandwidth you’re getting from your internet provider. Run the test over a hardwired ethernet connection for the most accurate results, and try taking the test at different times throughout the day to measure possible fluctuations in your download speed, upload speed, and latency.

If you have trouble getting things done online with the speed-test results you’re getting, consider upgrading to a faster plan or switching internet providers.

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How much speed do you need?

Take a look below at what you can do with different speeds commonly offered by internet service providers (ISPs). You can read more about the average user’s speed needs in our internet speed guide.

Internet Speed
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Activities
5–25Mbps 1–2 1–5 Casual web browsing • Emails • Social media • Streaming SD video • Streaming music
25–50Mbps 2–4 4–7 Streaming HD and 4K video • Streaming music • Online gaming • Light work from home
50–100Mbps 4–6 7–10 Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Working from home • Using home security devices
100–500Mbps 6+ 10+ Streaming 4K video • Online gaming • Running a home office • Using home security and smart home devices
500–1,000Mbps 10+ 15+ Running a home office or creative profession • Streaming in 4K • Live streaming • Online gaming • Using home security and smart home devices

To get these numbers, we used the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband speed guide, our streaming internet speed guide, and our Zoom internet speed guide.

Frequently asked questions about internet in Des Moines, IA

The fastest internet provider in Des Moines is Google Fiber.

The cheapest internet provider in Des Moines is Xtream Powered by Mediacom.

Fiber internet is available in Des Moines.

Internet connection options in Des Moines, IA

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Fiber Availability

75%

Renowned for its reliability, fiber can reach download and upload speeds up to 10,000Mbps. While it isn’t available everywhere, it’s the best internet you can get.

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Cable Availability

97%

Cable is bread-and-butter internet—widely available, often affordable, and very fast, delivering download speeds that range anywhere from 25Mbps to 1,200Mbps

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DSL Availability

36%

DSL maxes out at 100Mbps, but many DSL customers get much slower speeds than that. DSL is becoming obsolete, but it’s still a solid option in rural areas.

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Satellite Availability

99%

Satellite is available practically everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the country. It’s costly and comes with strict data limits and slow speeds, so use it as a last resort.

Internet in Des Moines, IA at a glance

Internet provider averages in
Des Moines, IA

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Average download speed

106 Mbps

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Average upload speed

56 Mbps

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Average latency time

42.35 ms

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Average cost of internet

$77/mo

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Number of internet providers

19

Internet availability faster than
100 Mbps

The number of households in each region that have access to 100 Mbps internet.

Des Moines

99%

Iowa

98%

U.S.A.

92%

Des Moines Internet Value Score

We came up with this score by dividing the average cost of each provider in Des Moines, IA with the average speeds they offered.

$0.72 per Mbps

National average: $0.63

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T-Mobile Home Internet

*w/ Auto Pay. Regulatory fees included in monthly price for qualified accounts. See full terms.

Google Fiber

*Plus taxes and fees. Upload/download speed and device streaming claims are based on maximum wired speeds. Actual Internet speeds are not guaranteed and may vary based on factors such as hardware and software limitations, latency, packet loss, etc.

†Plus taxes and fees. Upload/download speed and device streaming claims are based on maximum wired speeds. Actual Internet speeds are not guaranteed and may vary based on factors such as hardware and software limitations, latency, packet loss, etc.

‡Available in select markets only. Plus taxes and fees. Upload/download speed and device streaming claims are based on maximum wired speeds. Actual Internet speeds are not guaranteed and may vary based on factors such as hardware and software limitations, latency, packet loss, etc.

^Available in select markets only. Plus taxes and fees. Upload/download speed and device streaming claims are based on maximum wired speeds. Actual Internet speeds are not guaranteed and may vary based on factors such as hardware and software limitations, latency, packet loss, etc.

Xtream Powered by Mediacom

*For 1 year. Plus activation, installation, modem rental, taxes & fees. Price includes $10/mo discount for autopay and paperless billing.

†For 1 year. Plus activation, installation, modem rental, taxes & fees. Price includes $10/mo discount for autopay and paperless billing.

‡For the first 12 months. Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.

Viasat

*Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

†Prices, speeds and availability vary by location. Prices are subject to change. No annual contract or installation fees are required. Monthly equipment lease fees and taxes may apply.

‡Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

^Prices vary upon location. Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $14.99/mo. Taxes apply. Speeds are “up to,” will vary and are not guaranteed. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

Quantum Fiber

*Limited availability. Service and speed in select locations only. Price for Life: Offer available to new and existing customers located in qualifying markets and cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Offer not available with Instant Internet service, Instant 360 WiFi service, or at bulk service properties. Limited time offer.

†Speed may not be available in your area. Taxes and fees may apply.

‡Limited availability. Service and speed in select locations only. Price for Life: Offer available to new and existing customers located in qualifying markets and cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Offer not available with Instant Internet service, Instant 360 WiFi service, or at bulk service properties. Limited time offer.

^Limited availability. Service and speed in select locations only. Price for Life: Offer available to new and existing customers located in qualifying markets and cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Offer not available with Instant Internet service, Instant 360 WiFi service, or at bulk service properties. Limited time offer.

CenturyLink

*Service is not available everywhere. Offer is available to qualifying customers only. Limited time offer. Paperless billing required. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply.

†Service is not available everywhere. Offer is available to qualifying customers only. Limited time offer. Paperless billing required. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply.

‡Speed may not be available in your area. Paperless billing or prepay required. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply. Get the fastest internet speed available at your location (max speed is up to 100 Mbps).

^Speed may not be available in your area. Paperless billing or prepay required. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply. Get the fastest internet speed available at your location (max speed is up to 140 Mbps).

°Speed may not be available in your area. Maximum download/upload speed of up to 940 Mbps via a wired connection. Paperless billing required. Taxes and fees apply. Offer details. Offer includes professional installation at customer’s eligible location

Rise Broadband

*With successful activation. Offer available to new customers only. Limited-time offer. May not be combined with other offers. All prices are with Auto-payment enabled and are $5/month more without Auto-payment. Additional fees will apply. Service not available in all areas. Call for details and availability. Restrictions apply.

Hughesnet

*Offer for 12 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra.

†Offer for 12 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra.

‡Offer for 12 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Equipment Lease or Purchase fees extra.