Internet Providers in Alma, CO

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alma, CO
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 1
Fastest Speed Available: 60 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49

Internet Access in Alma, Colorado

Information below is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider coverage reports to further validate that data. Plane and pricing information on this page is hand-gathered manually through our market research team. To date, we've collected and verified 150 broadband plans in Alma in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 675 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Rise Broadband is also a commonly available broadband choice in Alma, offering mainly Fixed Wireless connections with coverage in 97 percent of the area. RTC offers an alternative wireless service for close to one hundred percent of local residents, although it needs roof access or proximity to a RTC tower or access point.

The majority of Alma households have 2 Internet providers to choose from. This is a high level of market competition. It results in two ISPs competing on prices and service reliability at a given address. This Internet access isn't distributed evenly, though. A surprising 100 of residents still have only one option for wired broadband Internet access.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Alma.

DSL is the main kind of broadband with coverage around Alma worth considering. The lack of robust wired Internet services in Alma contributes to the poor download speed averages locally. Alma average download speeds rank 101.70% below the Colorado average. Thankfully, 13.57 Mbps can handle most common uses such as streaming Netflix. Data caps are common in Alma. Data limits will pose more of an issue for streaming video than speeds alone.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Alma, Colorado

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alma, Colorado

  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 97.4% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 7.6% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alma

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Alma is the 278th most connected city in Colorado behind Leadville, Dillon, Frisco, Breckenridge, and Fairplay.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Park 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.

In Park County, approximately 7,000 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 Alma

Data collected by our researchers suggests that top ISPs currently use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alma

Provider Type Coverage Speed
RTC Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 97.4%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 7.6%+ 60 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 60 Mbps

Compare Alma to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alma 13.6 Mbps 5 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )