Internet Providers in South Fork, CO

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Residential Internet Statistics for South Fork, CO
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $69.11

Internet Access in South Fork, Colorado

Data on this page is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage filings. We also use direct reporting from providers to validate that data. Plan and pricing data is collected manually by our data analysis team. Locally, we've collected and verified 186 Internet plans in and near South Fork since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 433 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.

DSL providers like CenturyLink connect customers to Internet service using pre-existing phone lines. This explains why DSL is sold through companies that also offer phone service. DSL network technology is available to 87.72 percent of the South Fork population. Twisted copper wires powering DSL service have limited performance ability when compared to fiber/cable lines, resulting in reduced overall download and upload speeds. The South Fork current average download rate comes down to 54.48 Mbps as a result, below the 115.27 Mbps Colorado average speed.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are South Fork's primary wired broadband options.

Most South Fork homes have 2 Internet providers with availability at that location. This is a high amount of competition. It tends to improve pricing. This choice isn't universal, though. A surprising 17.42 of residents still have only one or fewer options for broadband access.

Aside from the Internet providers listed above, Ciello is a third option for Internet in 91 percent of South Fork. Wireless options are advertised, but wired providers almost always offer better pricing. The vast majority of South Fork residents can get service from wired broadband.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 South Fork, Colorado

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Ciello 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in South Fork, Colorado

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 87.7% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Ciello - Fiber - 91.6% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 3.9% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For South Fork

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South Fork is the 93rd most connected city in Colorado ahead of Alamosa and Pagosa Springs, but behind Monte Vista, Del Norte, and Center.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Rio Grande 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: 92% of people living in South Fork 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 83% of South Fork 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.

In Rio Grande County, approximately 2,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in South Fork

Data collected by our market research team shows that popular ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue lately because users view them as a tactic to stop "cord cutting". Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In South Fork

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Ciello Fiber 91.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 87.7%+ 100 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 11.1%+ 9 Mbps
Ciello Fixed Wireless 10.2%+ 100 Mbps
Simply Broadband Solutions Fixed Wireless 9.4%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 3.9%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 88.7%+ 100 Mbps
Ciello Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 14.4%+ 940 Mbps

Compare South Fork to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
South Fork 54.5 Mbps 8 $0.86 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +360.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +64.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +61.7 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +72.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +73.1 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( $0.00 )