Internet Providers in Kathleen, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kathleen, FL
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 3
Fastest Speed Available: 115 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $45.99

Internet Access in Kathleen, Florida

Internet service coverage and competition in Kathleen is below average. a surprising 100 percent of local addresses have one or fewer choices forbroadband service at their location. In terms of connectivity, Kathleen is 279th out of 447 communities in Florida.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area in Kathleen. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Kathleen census blocks. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing close to one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest package in Kathleen is 25 Mbps.

Taking a look at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built across the city, the most widespread physical wire Internet connection types are DSL and Satellite, with 65.07% and close to one hundred percent respectively. Telephone companies usually offer DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL transmits data over phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper bundle construction of telephone wires outputs lower speeds and bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.

Frontier Communications is a common second choice. They offer 65 percent availability and a top download speed of 1 Mbps. Outside of residential broadband, there are also 2 providers in the area offering enterprise-level technologies like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. The small business listings above include all providers with business packages online, but keep in mind that consumer-focused companies often have business options as well.

All the coverage information found here comes from FCC provider-reported data. Internet providers in Kathleen are required by law to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. By leveraging direct relationships with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to confirm public datasets in comparison to private data including lit addresses reported by providers. The speed averages displayed on this page are calculated based on actual speed tests originating from the Kathleen area. [1]

Internet Statistics 2021

800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Kathleen, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kathleen, Florida

  • Frontier - DSL - 65.1% Availability in Kathleen - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Kathleen - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Kathleen - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kathleen

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Kathleen is the 279th most connected city in Florida behind Plant City, Zephyrhills, Polk City, Lakeland, and Auburndale.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Polk 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 Polk County, approximately 23,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Kathleen

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 65.1%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Alternative Choice Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% -- Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 72.3%+ Call For Speed Availability

Compare Kathleen to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Kathleen 114.7 Mbps 3 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +300.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +12 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +4.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +1.5 Mbps ) 14 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +12.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +20 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +12.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )