High Speed Internet Providers in
The Waterloo Metropolitan Area

42
Providers
7
Deals
10.0 Gbps
Max Speed

Best Internet Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area

We've found 42 internet providers in your area including 7 internet provider deals. The fastest download speed available in your area for residential plans is 10.0 Gbps! Residential, business and mobile internet providers for The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are shown below.

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Yes! Residential Internet Deals are Available in your Area

Providers with Special Offers
Internet Service Type
Special Offers
DSL up to 140 Mbps
Fiber up to 940 Mbps
940 Mbps! CenturyLink provides internet in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Asymmetric xDSL technology with max speeds of 140 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up and Fiber to the End User technology with max speeds of 940 Mbps down and 940 Mbps up. Use our internet comparison form to check which internet service is available at a specific address.
DSL up to 100 Mbps
100 Mbps! Fidium Fiber provides internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Asymmetric xDSL technology with maximum download speeds of 100 Mbps and maximum uploads of 10 Mbps. Use our internet comparison form to find out if this internet provider serves your specific address or location.
Satellite up to 25 Mbps
25 Mbps! HughesNet provides internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Geostationary Satellite Internet technology with maximum download speeds of 25 Mbps and maximum uploads of 3 Mbps. Use our internet comparison form to find out if this internet provider serves your specific address or location.
Cable up to 1.0 Gbps
1.0 Gbps! Mediacom provides internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Cable Modem technology with maximum download speeds of 1.0 Gbps and maximum uploads of 50 Mbps. Use our internet comparison form to find out if this internet provider serves your specific address or location.
Wireless up to 100 Mbps
100 Mbps! Rise Broadband provides internet in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Terrestrial Fixed Wireless technology with max speeds of 10 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up and Terrestrial Fixed Wireless technology with max speeds of 100 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up. Use our internet comparison form to check which internet service is available at a specific address.
Satellite up to 50 Mbps
50 Mbps! Viasat provides internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Geostationary Satellite Internet technology with maximum download speeds of 50 Mbps and maximum uploads of 3 Mbps. Use our internet comparison form to find out if this internet provider serves your specific address or location.
DSL up to 300 Mbps
Wireless up to 75 Mbps
Fiber up to 2.0 Gbps
2.0 Gbps! Windstream provides internet in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Asymmetric xDSL technology with max speeds of 300 Mbps down and 83 Mbps up, Terrestrial Fixed Wireless technology with max speeds of 75 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up and Fiber to the End User technology with max speeds of 2.0 Gbps down and 2.0 Gbps up. Use our internet comparison form to check which internet service is available at a specific address.

Other Internet Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area (As of 2024)

Company
Technology
Max Download Speeds
Wireless
25 Mbps
DSL
less than 10 Mbps
Wireless
100 Mbps
Wireless and Fiber
10 Mbps to 10.0 Gbps
DSL and Fiber
10 Mbps to 200 Mbps
Wireless
250 Mbps
DSL and Fiber
10 Mbps to 1.0 Gbps
Fiber
100 Mbps
Wireless and Fiber
less than 10 Mbps to 1.0 Gbps
Wireless
100 Mbps to 500 Mbps
Wireless and Fiber
10 Mbps to 200 Mbps
Satellite
220 Mbps
Wireless
100 Mbps
Wireless
100 Mbps
Wireless and Cable
50 Mbps to 100 Mbps
Wireless
25 Mbps

Yes! Business Internet Deals are Available in your Area

Providers with Special Offers
Internet Service Type
Special Offers
Satellite up to 100 Mbps
100 Mbps! Viasat provides internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area using Geostationary Satellite Internet technology with maximum download speeds of 100 Mbps and maximum uploads of 4 Mbps. Use our internet comparison form to find out if this internet provider serves your specific address or location.

Other Business Internet Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area (As of 2024)

Company
Technology
Max Download Speeds
Business Fiber and Cable
100 Mbps to 1.0 Gbps
Business Wireless
50 Mbps
Business Cable
500 Mbps
Business Cable
180 Mbps
Business Fiber
1.0 Gbps
Business Wireless
less than 10 Mbps
UPN
Business Fiber
200 Mbps
Business Wireless
25 Mbps

Yes! Mobile Wireless Deals are Available in your Area

Providers with Special Offers
Internet Service Type
Special Offers
4G Wireless up to 30 Mbps*

Other Mobile Wireless Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area (As of 2024)

Company
Technology
Max Download Speeds
4G Wireless
30 Mbps*
5G Wireless
100 Mbps*
4G Wireless
30 Mbps*
4G Wireless
30 Mbps*
* Denotes typical wireless speeds. While theoretical wireless internet download speeds are much higher, user-experienced internet speed can vary greatly depending on user location and network congestion.

Types of Internet Available in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area

Wireless, DSL, Fiber, Satellite and Cable Internet service is available to residential customers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area. While most residential plans are also offered to small businesses, fiber, cable, wireless and satellite business internet plans are also available to customers with specific service requirements. Mobile wireless data plans are also available in this area.

Cable Internet Coverage in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area

Cable Internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by Mediacom and Tyson Communications. Cable internet coverage is about 83% throughout the greater The Waterloo Metropolitan Area area. This includes areas where speeds of at least 250 Mbps are offered.

DSL Internet Coverage in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area

DSL Internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by Aureon Communications, CenturyLink, Dunkerton Telephone Cooperative, Fidium Fiber, Heartland Technology and Windstream. DSL internet coverage is about 73% throughout the greater The Waterloo Metropolitan Area area. Coverages drops to 8% if you only include addresses in the area where speeds of at least 50 Mbps are offered.

Fiber Internet Coverage in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area

Fiber Internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by Butler-Bremer Mutual Telephone Company, Cedar Falls Utilties, CenturyLink, Dunkerton Telephone Cooperative, Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative, Heartland Technology, LaPorte City Telephone Co, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company, Oran Mutual Telephone Company, Readlyn Telephone Company, Waverly Communications Utility and Windstream. Fiber internet coverage is about 47% throughout the greater The Waterloo Metropolitan Area area. Coverages drops to 42% if you only include addresses in the area where speeds of at least 1.0 Gbps are offered.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area

The fastest advertised internet download speed available in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area is 10.0 Gbps available from Cedar Falls Utilties. The fastest internet providers in the area include Cedar Falls Utilties at 10.0 Gbps, Windstream at 2.0 Gbps and Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative at 1.0 Gbps. The fastest advertised business-only internet download speed available in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area is 1.0 Gbps available from Aureon Communications.

Featured Internet Service Providers in your Area

Provider
Technology
Asymmetric xDSL, Fiber to the End User and Terrestrial Fixed Wireless
All Other, Asymmetric xDSL, Cable Modem and Fiber to the End User
Geostationary Satellite Internet
Terrestrial Fixed Wireless, Asymmetric xDSL and Fiber to the End User
Fiber to the End User and Terrestrial Fixed Wireless
Asymmetric xDSL, Fiber to the End User and Terrestrial Fixed Wireless
Geostationary Satellite Internet

FAQs of Internet Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area


What is a Good Internet Speed?

The fastest residential internet speed in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area is 10.0 Gbps offered by Cedar Falls Utilties. Any speed of 1.0 Gbps or greater should be more than sufficient for most any household and will allow multiple devices to browse the internet, stream videos up to 4K resolution or game online.

If the fastest available internet plan is cost prohibitive, there are other plans available with speeds of 100+ Mbps that should service households with modest needs. This will allow a few devices to connect to the internet at once and at least one device to stream HD media content or play games online.

What are the Best Internet Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area?

The internet providers with the best combination of coverage and speed in the greater The Waterloo Metropolitan Area area are Cedar Falls Utilties (Max 10.0 Gbps and 22% coverage), Windstream (Max 2.0 Gbps and 8% coverage), Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative (Max 1.0 Gbps and 1% coverage), Heartland Technology (Max 1.0 Gbps and 1% coverage) and Mediacom (Max 1.0 Gbps and 83% coverage).

What are the Fastest Internet Providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area?

The fastest internet providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area offering residential service plans are Cedar Falls Utilties at 10.0 Gbps, Windstream at 2.0 Gbps, Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative at 1.0 Gbps, Heartland Technology at 1.0 Gbps and Mediacom at 1.0 Gbps.

Which Internet Provider Has the Best Internet Options for Businesses in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area?

While most residential plans are available to small businesses, business-only internet plans are also available in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area. Business Internet plans generally offer higher service availability committments, synchronous data transfer and specialized business services. The fastest business plans offered in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are from Aureon Communications (Max 1.0 Gbps), STS Broadband (Max 1.0 Gbps), Grundy Center Municipal Light & Power (Max 500 Mbps), UPN (Max 200 Mbps) and Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility (Max 180 Mbps).

What is the best Residential Internet Option in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area?

Fiber optic internet connections are the best residential internet option in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area. Fiber internet providers can offer the highest upload and download speeds to residential customers. Fiber Internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by Butler-Bremer Mutual Telephone Company, Cedar Falls Utilties, CenturyLink, Dunkerton Telephone Cooperative, Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative, Heartland Technology, LaPorte City Telephone Co, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company, Oran Mutual Telephone Company, Readlyn Telephone Company, Waverly Communications Utility and Windstream. Fiber internet coverage is about 47% throughout the greater The Waterloo Metropolitan Area area.

Cable and DSL internet services are available in most areas and speeds offered can be very high if the internet provider has upgraded their regional or neighborhood-level infrastructure to fiber. Cable Internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by Mediacom and Tyson Communications. Cable internet coverage is about 83% throughout the greater The Waterloo Metropolitan Area area. DSL Internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by Aureon Communications, CenturyLink, Dunkerton Telephone Cooperative, Fidium Fiber, Heartland Technology and Windstream. DSL internet coverage is about 73% throughout the greater The Waterloo Metropolitan Area area.

If wired internet connections are not available at a specific address, wireless and satellite plans can be a good alternative. Fixed wireless internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by Allamakee-Clayton Electric, BTWI, Cedar Falls Utilties, Gig Fire, Northeast Iowa Telephone Company, Nextlink, Readlyn Telephone Company, Reinbeck Telecommunications Utility, Rise Broadband, STS Broadband, T-Mobile US, Tyson Communications, UScellular and Windstream. Satellite internet plans in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area are offered by HughesNet, Starlink and Viasat.

You can find the internet providers serving a particular address by completing our internet service comparison form.

What are the Best Mobile Internet Options in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area?

4G and 5G mobile wireless service is available in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area from AT&T, Boost Mobile, T-Mobile, UScellular and Verizon. Satellite internet plans may also allow for mobile internet service, at an additional cost in both equipment and monthly subscription rates depending on the satellite provider.

Should I Buy My Own Router for Internet Set Up in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area?

Most Internet Service providers are now using an all-in-one unit that acts as a modem, router and wireless hotspot providing internet service throughout the home. Some providers will supply this equipment at no additional mnonthly cost, while others will charge a monthly rental fee or offer the unit for purchase outright. Generally speaking it is not advisable to buy the equipment since it can quickly become outdated and may not work with other internet providers. The exception to this are satellite service providers who generally require customers to purchase the equipment. When comparing internet service providers in The Waterloo Metropolitan Area be sure to consider equipment fees as part of the overall monthly cost.