Internet Providers in Globe, Arizona

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Residential Internet Statistics for Globe, AZ
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 71.81 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 8.36%

Internet Access in Globe, Arizona

Information below is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reports. Our data also includes direct reporting from providers to further validate the data. Plane and pricing data shown here is hand-gathered manually by our market research team. We have aggregated 169 broadband deals in Globe in the past few years. Speed averages are calculated from 3,327 browser-based speed test recordings in the past 12 months.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might predict, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Sparklight (formerly Cable One) as well as CenturyLink can also provide Internet service in Globe, often competing for the same customers.

In less fortunate communities in Globe, as many as 2,000 people are left with one (or zero) choices for wired Internet.

The takeaway is that Globe's broadband Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other Arizona cities: strong availability of cable and DSL, but limited options since most houses are stuck with one company for setting up either type of service. This pattern results from the fact that most Internet providers have their roots as cable television and phone companies. So, they use already connected wired networks on utility poles to deliver broadband bundles.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Globe with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Globe is the 227th most connected city in Arizona ahead of Miami, but behind Superior, Kearny, Peridot, and San Carlos.
  • The fastest zip code in Globe for February 2021 is 85501. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Globe, Arizona

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Globe, Arizona

  • Sparklight - 91.6% Availability in Globe - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 81.1% Availability in Globe - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Globe - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Globe - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Globe

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Globe is the 227th most connected city in Arizona ahead of Miami, but behind Superior, Kearny, Peridot, and San Carlos.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 5,000 people in Gila County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 80% of Globe residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 85501 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Globe.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Gila County, approximately 14,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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 in Globe

Data collected by our research team suggests that some of the common ISPs use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because users see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Globe

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 91.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 81.1%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 23.3%+ 40 Mbps

Compare Globe to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Globe 71.8 Mbps 4 $1.08 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +277.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +35.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +27.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +39.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +43.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )