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Internet Providers in Glendale, Arizona
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Internet Access in Glendale, Arizona
Glendale offers 8 residential Internet providers, or 26 if you include business and mobile. Consumers have access to 6 choices for wired Internet such as cable or DSL.
There is above-average choice between companies within the Glendale area, but 24,000 locals can't get service from more than one provider. This means that if they aren't pleased with the quality of service, they have to rely on a less reliable wireless backup. Thankfully, this isn't the norm in Glendale. The majority of households have 4-5 choices for Internet service.
DSL and cable are the primary broadband network options within the Glendale area. They are fighting for customers at most addresses and competing with each other. Performance from cable tends to be stronger and more robust, but overall performance found with either system are comparable.
The plans listed here are manually gathered by our research team.
According to the latest FCC filings, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Glendale as measured by coverage area. As the map below demonstrates, these providers frequently cover the same addresses around Glendale.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.6% of consumers in Glendale24,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Glendale, Arizona
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Cox Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||91.2%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||0.1%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||92.6%|
|Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems||500 Mbps||Cable||16s||0.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service Access for Education in Glendale
Arizona State University-West and Midwestern University-Glendale are the biggest universities in Glendale. For the 6,838 combined students living in the area, strong broadband access is a must for accessing online course materials and conducting research. Both universities offer 2 ISPs at the average address within two miles of each campus. Both local colleges have an average documented download speed of 211.74 Mbps, according to 9,645 aggregated speed test data originating surrounding campus facilities.
FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to better broadband access for college and high school students.
Data Caps in Glendale
Data from our research team suggests that top providers place some sort of limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting". Providers explain that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Glendale to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Glendale||105.5 Mbps||9||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +428.9 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +43.3 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +55.1 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +64 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +56.6 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Glendale
CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE SAVED ME FROM SWITCHING SERVICES!
Hello, I hope this reaches someone that can assure this individual gets the recognition he deserves from keeping a Cox customer from almost switching their ISP, just due to how AMAZING this experience was. On May 7, 2020 our home internet was not properly giving us the speeds we have been paying for. In the past, any issues I've had with calling customer service, it was a nightmare of holds and lengthy trial and error attempts. This however, was nothing like that. The rep that helped steer the troubled ship from a complete disaster was able to help get our speeds back to the way they were and would go out of his way to find an answer which he was unsure of. That to me, was the shining moment. Having someone get an answer for you instead of trying to 'beat around the bush' with a response. When I called, I had every intention of taking off our Internet package, he was the reason I will stick with Cox for the many more years to come.