Internet Providers in Marietta, GA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Marietta, GA
|Fastest Speed Available:||10,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$72.53|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Marietta, Georgia
Internet Access in Marietta, Georgia
Marietta has 8 residential Internet providers, or 36 if you include business and mobile service. There are 8 choices for wired Internet such as DSL or cable.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Marietta.
The plans listed on this page are collected individually by our data science and research team.
Most households in Marietta have two or more Internet providers available to them. See the interactive map below to explore how competition changes around Marietta.
Overall, Marietta's Internet infrastructure conforms with a pattern seen in many Georgia cities and towns: strong availability of cable and DSL Internet service, but limited choice since most residences are limited to only one company for subscribing to either Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern is normal because Internet service providers started as cable TV and phone companies. So, they use these pre-existing copper infrastructures for delivering their broadband Internet service. Fiber service is slowly expanding as a third option, and while not all "Fiber" plans are "Fiber to the Home" connections, 58.17 percent of the Marietta area has coverage by fiber that reaches at least as far as a box near the property line. Owing to market competition between providers around Marietta, the area's average download speed is 9.32 percent ahead of the state average, accounting for all cities. View the speed test data below to see how providers compare long term.
Internet Statistics 2021
3.1% of consumers in Marietta9,000 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 Marietta, Georgia
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Google Fiber||2,000 Mbps||Fiber||4s||2.2%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||95.4%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||95.7%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Internet Access for Education in Marietta
Southern Polytechnic State University and Life University are the biggest universities in Marietta. For the 9,540 combined students living in the area, strong internet service access is a must for accessing online course materials and viewing research. Students living around Southern Polytechnic State University and Life University are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip code where both campuses are located show an average speed of 212.64 Mbps. Average download speeds are often different since they include household networking problems, and the actual speed you can expect shouldn't be less than 10–30% below the advertised speeds above.
FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to better internet availability for college and high school attendees. 
Data Cap Issues in Marietta
Data from our market researchers shows that some of the top providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because customers see them as a tactic to stop streaming services, while providers explain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Marietta to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Marietta||166.6 Mbps||10||$0.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +367.8 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -17.8 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -6 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +2.9 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -4.5 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Marietta
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