Internet Providers in Jekyll Island, GA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Jekyll Island, GA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $48.33

Internet Access in Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island has 4 residential Internet providers, or 9 if you include business and mobile operators. There are 4 choices for wired broadband such as cable and DSL.

Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 237 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
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Jekyll Island, Georgia

  • Xfinity - 98.3% Availability in Jekyll Island - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 88.8% Availability in Jekyll Island - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Jekyll Island - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Jekyll Island - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Jekyll Island

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Jekyll Island is the 220th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Brunswick, Waverly, and Woodbine, but behind Saint Simons Island and Saint Marys.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Glynn 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.

Approximately 89% of Jekyll Island 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 Glynn County, approximately 1,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Jekyll Island

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.3%+ 1,200 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL 88.8%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 91.4%+ 987 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 26.1%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Jekyll Island to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Jekyll Island 7.8 Mbps 5 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +407.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +111.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +108.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +119.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +119.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )