Internet Providers in Blue Ridge, GA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Blue Ridge, GA
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.87

Internet Access in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Information on this page is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. BroadbandNow leverages direct reporting from providers to enhance the data, down to the census block level. Pricing and plan data is aggregated manually by our research division. We've analyzed and verified 260 broadband deals in Blue Ridge. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 15,102 speed test recordings in the past 12 months.

Cable and DSL Internet service providers like TDS Telecom are the top broadband network types with availability around Blue Ridge.

Most Blue Ridge homes have 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. This is a good level of competition. It means most customers have at least two companies competing on prices. This Internet access isn't universal, however. even in 2021, a surprising 16.58 of the local population still has only one option for wired broadband Internet services.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Blue Ridge.

Besides the Internet options listed above, TDS Telecom is a third option for wired broadband in 89 percent of the Blue Ridge area.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Blue Ridge with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Blue Ridge is the 141st most connected city in Georgia ahead of Ellijay, Morganton, Copperhill, and Mc Caysville, but behind Mineral Bluff.
  • The fastest zip code in Blue Ridge for April 2021 is 30513. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Blue Ridge, Georgia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
ETC Communications, LLC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
ETC Communications, LLC 300 Mbps Cable 27s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
ETC Communications, LLC 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s
AT&T Internet 18 Mbps IPBB 7m 35s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Blue Ridge, Georgia

  • TDS - DSL - 89.2% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • ETC - Cable - 82.0% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • ETC Communications, LLC - Fiber - 26.6% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TDS Telecom - Fiber - 25.3% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 5.7% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 18 Mbps
  • Blue Ridge Mountain EMC - Fiber - 3.0% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 2.8% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • ETC - DSL - 1.8% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Blue Ridge - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Blue Ridge

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Blue Ridge is the 141st most connected city in Georgia ahead of Ellijay, Morganton, Copperhill, and Mc Caysville, but behind Mineral Bluff.

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

Approximately 300 people in Fannin 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: 41% of people living in Blue Ridge 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 83% of Blue Ridge 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.

As of this month, 30513 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Blue Ridge.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Fannin County, approximately 2,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Blue Ridge

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the common ISPs in Blue Ridge place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because users see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers insist data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Blue Ridge

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TDS Telecom DSL 89.2%+ 100 Mbps
ETC Communications, LLC Cable 82.0%+ 300 Mbps
ETC Communications, LLC Fiber 26.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
TDS Telecom Fiber 25.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 5.7%+ 18 Mbps
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 2.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
ETC Communications, LLC DSL 1.8%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
ETC Communications, LLC Fiber 37.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
TDS Business Fiber 16.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 5.4%+ 987 Mbps
Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Fiber 8.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Blue Ridge to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Blue Ridge 15.3 Mbps 10 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +400.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +6 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +103.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +100.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +112.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +112.3 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Blue Ridge

Great Customer Service

ETC is the best provider I've dealt with in over 20 years in different parts of the US. The folks there are super friendly. It was easy to schedule, and the tech was competent, friendly, and quickly got us up and running. I'm pleased with the speed I have (150/10), but I do miss the Gigabit Fiber I used to have before I moved here. Here's hoping fiber comes sooner rather than later.