Internet Providers in Fountain, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fountain, FL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $38.84

Internet Access in Fountain, Florida

As is common for more sparsely populated areas like Fountain, fixed wireless from towers and mobile LTE-type technologies are the most common access option. FCC records and our private data show essentially zero broadband Internet network availability for residential purposes, but fixed wireless Internet is an acceptable replacement that is available to 70.15 percent of the population.

61.31 percent of Fountain residents are without a choice when it comes to broadband Internet service. This is not an unexpected figure, seeing as market competition between Internet providers is low. Locations in the local area generally have 1-2 choices for service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are Fountain's primary wired Internet choices.

Since FCC data is currently only collected twice a year and only published six or more months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates coverage and plan data directly from some providers to help fix this problem.

Outside of the Internet providers listed above, AT&T is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 70 percent of Fountain.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Fountain, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
AT&T 1,000 Mbps Fixed Wireless, DSL, and Fiber 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fountain, Florida

  • AT&T - 70.2% Availability in Fountain - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 10.5% Availability in Fountain - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fountain - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fountain - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fountain

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Fountain is the 257th most connected city in Florida ahead of Alford and Altha, but behind Lynn Haven, Youngstown, and Vernon.

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 Bay 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: 6% of people living in Fountain 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 39% of Fountain 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 Bay County, approximately 5,000 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 Around Fountain

Data from our researchers shows that top ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see caps as a strategy to limit streaming, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fountain

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Fixed Wireless, DSL, and Fiber 70.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 10.5%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 16.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Fountain to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fountain 21.5 Mbps 8 $0.96 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +393.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +94.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +105.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +106.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )