Internet Providers in Elko, GA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Elko, GA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.05

Internet Access in Elko, Georgia

Elko currently has two widely available Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. They have speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability for virtually one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite, with availability for virtually one hundred percent of the area.

As of recent government reporting, 60.28 percent of residents (700 residents total) are limited to a single choice for wired broadband.

The data listed here is sourced from provider coverage reports. Data is validated with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to create more detailed listings than is available from government websites. Information about pricing of current broadband plans is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 260 plans in Elko from 2014 to the present. There are 37 Internet plans currently on the market in the area.

In terms of network technologies with significant infrastructure built around the Elko area, the most common wired broadband technology infrastructures are Satellite and Cable, with practically one hundred percent and 29.28% respectively. Regular cable TV companies are usually the source for cable home Internet, thanks to the fact that they can re-purpose their existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Local subscribers to cable service providers such as generally select cable thanks to the combination of low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.)

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Windstream also serves the area with a top speed of 200 Mbps. See the map on the page below to compare how many options are available at a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Elko, Georgia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Hargray Communications 500 Mbps Cable 16s
Hargray Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Elko, Georgia

  • Windstream - DSL and Fiber - 93.6% Availability in Elko - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hargray - Fiber - 2.7% Availability in Elko - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hargray - Cable - 29.3% Availability in Elko - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Cox - Cable - 1.5% Availability in Elko - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Elko - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Elko - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Elko

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Elko is the 379th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Unadilla and Marshallville, but behind Bonaire, Kathleen, and Perry.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Houston 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: 11% of people living in Elko 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 40% of Elko 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 Houston County, approximately 4,000 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 Elko

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL and Fiber 93.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hargray Communications Fiber 2.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hargray Communications Cable 29.3%+ 500 Mbps
Cox Communications Cable 1.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Hargray Communications Fiber 8.6%+ 300 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Elko to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Elko 7.2 Mbps 7 $1.05 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +527.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +141.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +153.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +162.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +154.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )