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Internet Providers in Jekyll Island, Georgia
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Internet Access in Jekyll Island, Georgia
Jekyll Island has 5 residential Internet providers, or 9 if you include business and mobile operators. There are 5 choices for wired broadband such as cable and DSL.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
Cable and DSL are the two dominant broadband technologies around Jekyll Island, fighting over the same potential customers at most addresses and generally competing on service quality. Cable performance is overall better. That said, the overall speeds of either type are comparable.
The plans shown on this page are collected individually by our data science and research division. We've gathered 247 plans in Jekyll Island, in total.
In summary, the Internet situation could use improvement in Jekyll Island. Activate the map to analyze which areas in Jekyll Island have broadband competition. For now, a limited 89 Jekyll Island residents are limited to one or fewer providers for wired broadband.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Jekyll Island, Georgia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.3%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||88.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||18 Mbps||DSL||7m 35s||88.8%|
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 in Jekyll Island
Data from our researchers shows that many of the popular providers currently use data caps for their home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because users see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Jekyll Island to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Jekyll Island||5.7 Mbps||5||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +528.7 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +143.1 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +154.9 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +163.8 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +156.4 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|