Internet Providers in Marietta, GA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Marietta, GA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 22
Fastest Speed Available: 10,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $72.53

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.

  • There are 27 internet providers in Marietta with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Marietta is the 24th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Mableton, Acworth, and Powder Springs, but behind Smyrna and Kennesaw.
  • The fastest zip code in Marietta for July 2021 is 30067. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

9,000 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 Marietta, Georgia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
EPB 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s 0.3%
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%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 11.1%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Marietta

Marietta Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Marietta is the 24th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Mableton, Acworth, and Powder Springs, but behind Smyrna and Kennesaw.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Cobb 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: 58% of people living in Marietta 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 97% of Marietta 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.

As of this month, 30067 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Marietta.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Cobb County, approximately 10,000 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.

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. [1]

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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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Marietta, Georgia

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Marietta, GA?

    The cheapest internet service in Marietta costs $20.00, from XFINITY from Comcast.

  • How much is Internet in Marietta, GA?

    Internet costs $20.00/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV cost $89.99/month in Marietta.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Marietta, GA?

    EPB offers speeds up to 10000 Mbps, making them the fastest in Marietta.

  • Which type of internet is common in Marietta, GA?

    DSL, cable, and fiber internet are widely available throughout Marietta. AT&T, EarthLink, and Xfinity cover most of the city — over 95 percent of the residents have access to at least one of these top providers.

  • Is fiber internet available in Marietta, GA?

    Yes, customers can find fiber internet with AT&T, EarthLink, and Google Fiber. AT&T and EarthLink cover over 53 percent of households, while Google Fiber is available to 2.2 percent of homes.