The television and cable service is covered by several companies among which are: Alpine Communications, Bernard Telephone Company, Inc., Cascade Communications Company, CenturyLink, Inc., La Motte Telephone Company, Level 3 Communications, LLC, Mediacom Communications Corp. and Windstream Corporation. The speed of internet service depends on many factors among which are the connection type, distance to the center, provider and others. When cable service is used, the connection is shared with other users and service quality and speed depends on traffic and the number of concurrent users, moreover xDSL connections (ADSL , SDSL , HDSL or VDSL ) are dedicated lines and are not shared , but the speed strongly depends on the type of service (usually less speed than cable) and distance to the center . Another common and very efficient variant is the optical fiber, which is preferred by many users but less known and unavailable in many regions.Residents of Dubuque can connect to providers using: Asymmetric xDSL, Cable Model - Other, Cable Modem - DOCSIS 3.0 Down and Optical Carrier/Fiber to the End User and providers are offering the following speeds, depending of the provider, location and connection type:
Alpine Communications Download speed between 10240 kbps and 25600 kbps, Upload speed between 768 kbps and 1536 kbps.
Bernard Telephone Company, Inc. Download speed between 10240 kbps and 25600 kbps, Upload speed between 1536 kbps and 3072 kbps.
Cascade Communications Company Download speed between 10240 kbps and 25600 kbps, Upload speed between 768 kbps and 1536 kbps.
CenturyLink, Inc. Download speed between 1536 kbps and 51200 kbps, Upload speed between 200 kbps and 25600 kbps.
La Motte Telephone Company Download speed between 10240 kbps and 25600 kbps, Upload speed between 768 kbps and 1536 kbps.
Level 3 Communications, LLC Download speed between 1048576 kbps and unlimited kbps, Upload speed between 1048576 kbps and unlimited kbps.
Mediacom Communications Corp. Download speed between 10240 kbps and 1048576 kbps, Upload speed between 1536 kbps and 25600 kbps.
Windstream Corporation Download speed between 768 kbps and 25600 kbps, Upload speed between 200 kbps and 1536 kbps.
The Dubuque County belongs to the state of Iowa covering an area of 608.31 square miles and includes the cities BELLEVUE, BERNARD, CASCADE, DUBUQUE, DURANGO, DYERSVILLE, EPWORTH, FARLEY, GUTTENBERG, HOLY CROSS, HOPKINTON, LA MOTTE, LUXEMBURG, NEW VIENNA, PEOSTA, SHERRILL, WORTHINGTON and ZWINGLE. The county has a population of 95697 inhabitants, of which 47314 are males and 48383 females. The approximate annual increases by births is 1151, while the decrements by dead is approximately 850 inhabitants. Moreover, the net increase in foreign immigration population is 33 inhabitants and the annual net increase of national immigration is about 326 inhabitants annually. The county has a total of 36815 households with a total of 89385 permanent inhabitants; the average family size is slightly more than 2 people. There are 36815 occupied housing units and approximately 2136 vacant. There are 2404 occupied houses that do not have at least 1 vehicle. A total of 26969 are owner occupied.(* this information is based on 2013 Population Estimates)