Internet Service Providers in
Fort Dodge, IA

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T-Mobile Home Internet— 5G Home internet
Speeds up to
78% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Xtream Powered by Mediacom— Cable internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, 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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Frontier— DSL internet
Speeds may vary
Pricing
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$44.99/mo. *
Speeds up to 500 Mbps
$64.99/mo.
Speeds up to -2 Mbps
$69.99/mo.
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
$99.99/mo. ^
Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
$129.99/mo. °
Speeds up to 5,000 Mbps
5 plans
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Viasat— Satellite internet
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99% coverage in Fort Dodge, 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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Rise Broadband— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, 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
Speeds up to
Pricing
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, 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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Nextlink Internet— Fixed Wireless internet
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18% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
$59.95/mo.
Speeds up to 50 Mbps
1 plan
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TDS Telecom— Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline internet
Speeds up to
Pricing
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA Thumbs Up Somewhat reliable Icon Tooltip  Dark
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Ultra 300 Internet
$39.95/mo. *
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
Ultra 600 Internet
$54.95/mo.
Speeds up to 600 Mbps
1 Gig Internet
$74.95/mo.
Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
3 plans
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Evertek, Inc.— Fiber & Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
Pricing Pricing not available
83% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
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Xtream Powered by Mediacom— Cable internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Frontier— DSL internet
Speeds may vary
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Viasat— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Rise Broadband— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Hughesnet— Satellite internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Ooma— Wireless LTE internet
Speeds up to
50% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Nextlink Internet— Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
18% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
TDS Telecom— Cable, DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline internet
Speeds up to
99% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Link not provided
Evertek, Inc.— Fiber & Fixed Wireless internet
Speeds up to
83% coverage in Fort Dodge, IA
Link not provided
T-Mobile— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
Starting at
No cancellation fee
AT&T Wireless— Mobile internet
Speeds may vary
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 Fort Dodge, IA

T Mobile
T-Mobile Home Internet
pro Speeds up to 245 Mbps
pro 5G + Home connections
Xtream
Xtream Powered by Mediacom
pro Speeds up to 1000 Mbps
pro Cable connections

Cheapest internet providers in Fort Dodge, 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
TDS Telecom
$39.95Cable + DSL + Fiber + Other Copper Wireline

Fastest internet plans and providers in Fort Dodge, 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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Xtream
1000 MbpsCable
TDS Telecom
1000 MbpsCable + DSL + Fiber + Other Copper Wireline
Nextlink Internet
500 MbpsFixed Wireless

Most reliable internet plans in Fort Dodge, 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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Nextlink Internet
3.7 out of 5 stars3.68Fixed Wireless
Frontier
3.5 out of 5 stars3.53DSL
Xtream
3.5 out of 5 stars3.46Cable

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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
No. of people
No. of devices
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 Fort Dodge, IA

The fastest internet provider in Fort Dodge is Xtream Powered by Mediacom.

The cheapest internet provider in Fort Dodge is Xtream Powered by Mediacom.

Fiber internet is available in Fort Dodge.

Internet connection options in Fort Dodge, IA

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Fiber Availability

91%

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

99%

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

99%

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 Fort Dodge, IA at a glance

Internet provider averages in
Fort Dodge, IA

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Average download speed

41 Mbps

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Average upload speed

16 Mbps

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Average latency time

49.4 ms

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Average cost of internet

$66/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.

Fort Dodge

99%

Iowa

98%

U.S.A.

92%

Fort Dodge Internet Value Score

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

$1.64 per Mbps

National average: $0.63

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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.

Frontier

*w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 500/500 Mbps. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.

†w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill per month for 24 mos. One-time charge on disconnect applies.

‡w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 1000/1000 Mbps. Location dependent. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.

^w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 2000/2000 Mbps. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.

°w/ Auto Pay & Paperless Bill. Max wired speed 5000/5000. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary. One-time charges apply.

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.

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.

TDS Telecom

*Availability varies and speeds shown may not be available at all service addresses. Certain speeds are only offered in areas where TDS Fiber internet is available.

†Availability varies and speeds shown may not be available at all service addresses. Certain speeds are only offered in areas where TDS Fiber internet is available.

‡Availability varies and speeds shown may not be available at all service addresses. Certain speeds are only offered in areas where TDS Fiber internet is available.