Internet Providers in Prescott, AZ

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Residential Internet Statistics for Prescott, AZ
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $70.24

Internet Access in Prescott, Arizona

Consumers have access to 20 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Prescott. 3 of these are mobile LTE companies.

Considering the Internet network technology types within Prescott, there are essentially two choices: cable (Sparklight (formerly Cable One) is an example) and DSL (think CenturyLink).

We should note here that since FCC availability data is collected biannually and only published six or more months after filing, availability shown might not include the most recent network upgrades or regional changes. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from some Internet providers to help fix this issue.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Prescott's most common wired broadband providers.

In summary, the majority of Prescott residents have 4-5 options for home broadband, which is higher thanaverage. Prescott is currently the 19th most connected metro area in Arizona, measured by number of ISPs per census block. Underserved blocks are low, and only 4,000 are limited to a single choice for broadband access. Activate the map below to see network data about Prescott.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Prescott with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Prescott is the 19th most connected city in Arizona ahead of Chino Valley, Dewey, Kirkland, and Paulden, but behind Prescott Valley.
  • The fastest zip code in Prescott for April 2021 is 86305. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 Prescott, Arizona

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 140 Mbps DSL 58s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Table Top Telephone Company 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
MTE Communications 30 Mbps Fiber 4m 33s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Table Top Telephone Company 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Prescott, Arizona

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 92.4% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 140 Mbps
  • Sparklight - Cable - 95.7% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 38.8% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Table Top Telephone Company - DSL - 1.4% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • MTE - Fiber - 1.1% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 30 Mbps
  • Table Top Telephone Company - Fiber - 0.6% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Prescott - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Prescott

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Prescott is the 19th most connected city in Arizona ahead of Chino Valley, Dewey, Kirkland, and Paulden, but behind Prescott Valley.

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

Approximately 12,000 people in Yavapai 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.

Fiber Availability: 30% of people living in Prescott have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 91% of Prescott 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, 86305 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Prescott.

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

In Yavapai County, approximately 29,000 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.

Internet Availability surrounding Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott and Prescott College

In the 2 mile area around Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott, a normal house or apartment building has 3 options for an internet connection. Prescott College currently shows 3.22 ISPs to pick from at addresses within a couple of miles of the university. Both Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott and Prescott College currently have internet connections that are more than capable of meeting students needs like downloading online video, downloading big files, and video gaming. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every area around campus, and could be unaccessible in apartment complexes. Keep in mind these averages are based on download speed reports, and performance will likely be closer to the official download speeds shown here.

Prescott Telecommuting and Tech

Prescott has 1,328 active workers who perform their work primarily from home. 83.36 of those telecommuters take home less than $75,000 per year. When putting together a home network for telecommuting, it's important to verify any data caps on your package. Many Broadband packages have data caps. This might impact you negatively if you consume a lot of data for work purposes. Business plans should be considered if you need more than a regular consumer-grade plan.

Data Caps on Prescott Internet Plans

Many Internet companies have moved to add "data caps" onto their consumer Internet packages as of late. The trend holds true in the Prescott market, with providers such as Sparklight selling plans with data caps. It's not a major issue for most residents, but it may be an issue for households that download or upload a lot of high-def video. Caps for cable bundles tend to be around 1 Terabyte, which is an issue for fewer than one percent of Internet users. Potential Sparklight (formerly Cable One) customers in Prescott are advised to verify data use policies when signing up, and not presume them based soley on phone rep statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Prescott

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL 92.4%+ 140 Mbps
Mile High Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Bolt Internet Fixed Wireless 98.7%+ 25 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 95.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 38.8%+ 940 Mbps
SpeedConnect Fixed Wireless 19.9%+ 15 Mbps
MTE Communications Fixed Wireless 13.7%+ 40 Mbps
Table Top Telephone Company DSL 1.4%+ 25 Mbps
MTE Communications Fiber 1.1%+ 30 Mbps
Table Top Telephone Company Fiber 0.6%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Mile High Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Bolt Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 41.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.4%+ 50 Mbps
Mile High Networks Fiber 0.1%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Prescott to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Prescott 110.8 Mbps 12 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +304.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +4 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +8.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +5.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +16.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +16.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Prescott

Wireless terrible, wired okay, streaming is limited and service expensive

I have internet service at two houses in two states with different vendors (so I know what to expect). I have used Cable One in downtown Prescott AZ for 12 years but if there were a serious alternative in Prescott AZ, I would probably make the change. The internet service is 30% more expensive (compared to my other house), is limited in streaming capacity (compared to the fiber optics at the other house), the wired connection for my home office computer works okay but the wireless capacity (which is 10 feet away from the wired connection) works terribly. As an example, today's exercise program that I was streaming between 4-5 pm took almost an hour (twice the 30-minute length) with 20 interruptions of 15 seconds to 5 minutes duration. This result happens more often than not in the afternoons.