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Internet Providers in Blue Ridge, Georgia
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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 262 broadband deals in Blue Ridge. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 8,033 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 9 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 July 2021 is 30513. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
16.6% of consumers in Blue Ridge1,000 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||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||89.2%|
|ETC Communications, LLC||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||26.6%|
|Blue Ridge Mountain EMC||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||3.0%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||987 Mbps||Cable||8s||2.8%|
|ETC Communications, LLC||300 Mbps||Cable||27s||82.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|ETC Communications, LLC||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||1.8%|
|AT&T Internet||18 Mbps||IPBB||7m 35s||5.7%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Blue Ridge to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Blue Ridge||13.3 Mbps||10||$0.81 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +521.1 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +135.5 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +147.3 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +156.2 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +148.8 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.66 ( $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.