Internet Providers in South Fork, CO
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Residential Internet Statistics for South Fork, CO
|Wired Internet Providers:||3|
|Average Speed Test Result:||43.08 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||7.93%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in South Fork, Colorado
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 181 Internet plans in and near South Fork since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 659 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 43.08 Mbps as a result, below the 103.24 Mbps Colorado average speed.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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. Fixed wireless companies like Ciello are worth looking at. However, the incumbent wired options are usually a stronger deal so far as speed and pricing.
Internet Statistics 2021
17.4% of consumers in South Fork100 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||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in South Fork, Colorado
- Ciello - 91.6% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- CenturyLink - 87.7% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in South Fork - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
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
|Ciello||Fiber and Fixed Wireless||91.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|CenturyLink||DSL and Fiber||87.7%+||940 Mbps|
|Simply Broadband Solutions||Fixed Wireless||9.4%+||25 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL and Fiber||88.7%+||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||43.1 Mbps||7||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +306 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +64 Mbps )||18 ( +11 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +56.6 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +68.6 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +72.2 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|