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Internet Providers in Clifton, Arizona
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Internet Access in Clifton, Arizona
Consumers have access to 9 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in Clifton. 2 of these are mobile LTE providers and 6 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
The level of competition between broadband providers in Clifton is relatively strong. The average home has around 3-4 Internet providers available in their area. This choice isn't spread out evenly — as a notable 5.57 percent of households in the area are limited to one option.
Remember that since FCC coverage data is only tallied up twice a year and only published six or more months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the lag.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are currently Clifton's most common wired Internet providers.
In summary, the widest available broadband services within Clifton are Satellite, followed by Fiber and DSL. The mapping tools and speed test data below illustrate how the actual speed results vary when comparing zip codes and Internet providers in the area.
Internet Statistics 2021
5.6% of consumers in Clifton100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Clifton, Arizona
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Valley Telecom||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||96.7%|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||70.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Clifton
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps on Clifton Internet Plans
Internet providers have moved to add data "plans" to their residential Internet packages recently. The trend is certainly true for Clifton, with local ISPs such as Sparklight adding plans with data caps. This won't really matter for the majority of customers, but it might affect those that share their WiFi with family or friends or "power users" who download a lot of 4K video. An HD stream consumes about three Gigabytes hourly, according to Netflix guidelines.
Compare Clifton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Clifton||77.1 Mbps||7||$0.77 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +468.5 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +84.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +103.8 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +109.5 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +102 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|