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Internet Providers in Millsboro, Delaware
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Internet Access in Millsboro, Delaware
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Millsboro. HughesNet is also widely available.
In terms of availability, the average Millsboro subscriber has 3-4 companies at their address. Still, 13.82 percent of Millsboro residents are stuck with one option for broadband.
Mediacom Cable provides an second choice, serving Millsboro with a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet for residents of Millsboro. fixed wireless companies like Bloosurf can achieve 25 Mbps using wireless technology. There are 2 companies within Millsboro offering specialized enterprise-level technologies like point-to-point connectivity. The small business providers listed here include all providers with business packages on their website.
When we're looking at network tech installed within the city, we see that the most common wired broadband Internet tech varieties are Fiber (54.16 percent coverage) and DSL (58.11 percent coverage). Fiber uses future-proofed Fiber-optical lines, which are composed of tiny, thin glass strands which send binary data as light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper connections in the "last mile." Copper last mile connections slow speeds, but are still a grade higher than cable or DSL. Telephone providers usually offer DSL service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends digital data over telephone wires. The twisted copper bundle construction seen in telephone wires provides lower performance than cable and fiber.
The broadband access stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of public government data and private data we collect from telecoms. Statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes via M-Labs. Our in-house market researchers have manually collected pricing and service data on 379 broadband plans and bundles in Millsboro to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
13.8% of consumers in Millsboro3,000 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 Millsboro, Delaware
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||96.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||23.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Millsboro
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 Around Millsboro
Data from our research team shows that popular providers in Millsboro currently use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because users view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Millsboro to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Millsboro||148.2 Mbps||8||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +397.4 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +13.1 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +32.7 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +38.4 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +30.9 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|