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Internet Providers in Chester, Georgia
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Internet Access in Chester, Georgia
Information on this page is calculated based on biannual FCC coverage reporting. Our data also includes direct provider reports to further validate and enhance that data. Plan and pricing information on this page is hand-gathered by our data science division. Locally, we've analyzed 137 Internet deals in the area around Chester since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 127 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Chester.
DSL Internet providers connect customers to Internet service over telephone infrastructure, which explains why DSL often comes through companies that historically offered landline phone service. DSL is available for 22.06 percent of the Chester population. See the data visualization tools on this page to get an idea of how the promised speed, latency, and etc line up with real-world speeds.
Being trapped with one Internet provider isn't a problem in Chester, since there aren't any wired broadband Internet providers. (As defined by wired service capable of speeds meeting the FCC 25 Mbps and 3 Mbps upload performance minimum.)
Aside from the Internet providers detailed above, Progressive Rural Telephone is a third option for wired broadband in 62 percent of the Chester area. Wireless choices like satellite and mobile are advertised in the area, but the hardwired options shown here almost always have high value pricing. The majority of Chester residents can get service from some form of wired broadband.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Chester2,000 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 Chester, Georgia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||2.3%|
|Progressive Rural Telephone||40 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||3m 24s||62.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Chester
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.
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 in Chester
Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the popular ISPs in Chester currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since users view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Chester to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Chester||6.8 Mbps||6||$0.59 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +538.8 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +154.5 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +174.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +179.8 Mbps )||24 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +172.3 Mbps )||9 ( +3 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|