Internet Providers in Alto, GA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alto, GA
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.77

Internet Access in Alto, Georgia

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage in Alto. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The information on this page comes via FCC coverage reports specific to Alto. Data is using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans every year. There are a total of 249 plans in Alto since 2014. There are 36 Internet packages currently available in the area.

Looking at network technologies offered the area, the most widespread hardwired broadband Internet connection types are DSL (93.69 percent coverage) and Cable (7.54 percent coverage). Cable connections are marketed by former television companies, using existing coaxial cable networks. Alto-area subscribers to cable providers such as usually pick cable because of the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.) DSL Internet service is delivered over twisted copper telephone wires, and comes from providers like Windstream that historically provided phone service. DSL underperforms when compared with all other wired broadband technologies.

Windstream provides a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer a top download speed of 300 Mbps. There are 3 providers within the area offering enterprise-level products and services like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. BroadbandNow includes all providers with business packages on their site, but keep in mind that residential companies sometimes offer business options as well.

For more info, activate the map below. Averaged across all addresses, the average density of market competition is 1.76 companies per census block. Unfortunately, this low level of competition leaves 30.47 percent of consumers in the area with inadequate Internet coverage, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Alto, Georgia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
EMC CONNECTIONS 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 300 Mbps DSL 27s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T Internet 18 Mbps IPBB 7m 35s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alto, Georgia

  • Windstream - DSL - 93.7% Availability in Alto - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 67.1% Availability in Alto - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 7.5% Availability in Alto - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 3.0% Availability in Alto - Speeds up to 18 Mbps
  • EMC CONNECTIONS - Fiber - 1.5% Availability in Alto - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alto - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alto - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alto

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Alto is the 430th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Baldwin and Mount Airy, but behind Lula, Demorest, and Cornelia.

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

Approximately 93 people in Habersham 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: 68% of people living in Alto 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 70% of Alto 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 Habersham County, approximately 700 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 Alto

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that many of the top providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alto

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 93.7%+ 300 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 67.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 7.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 3.0%+ 18 Mbps
EMC CONNECTIONS Fiber 1.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 25.4%+ 987 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 9.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
EMC Connections Fiber 1.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Alto to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alto 14 Mbps 7 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +104.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +113.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )