Many Southeast Iowans are relying on the internet more than ever for work, school, and staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are working from home, you may be spending less money on gas traveling to and from work. However, your increased internet usage may be eating into your fuel savings. According to HighSpeedInternet.com, Iowa ranks sixth in the nation for having the most expensive internet. Iowans are paying an average of $6.34 per megabit per second. That’s almost $2.50 more than the nationwide average cost per megabit at $3.91. Wyoming has the most expensive internet in the country at $7.84 per megabit per second followed by North Dakota at $7.57, Montana at $7.28, South Dakota at $7.17, Virginia at $6.74, followed by Iowa. HighSpeedInternet.com says they averaged how much each state pays per megabit per second because it better reflects the value of internet service than ranking by average monthly payments, although the megabit per second rating does not take into account the balance between cost and internet speed quality. But if you are wondering if your internet plan is cost-friendly. HighSpeedInternet.com says the average cost of an internet plan per month in the U.S. is $60 per month.
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