Internet Providers in Thomson, GA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Thomson, GA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $50

Internet Access in Thomson, Georgia

Coverage data shows two major infrastructure types inside Thomson: coaxial cable (85.12% coverage) and DSL (80.97% availability). Coaxial cable Internet service is usually delivered via traditional cable TV providers, using pre-existing copper coaxial television wires strung up on utility poles or buried along the road. DSL, similarly, is sent via phone wires. Most Thomson neighborhoods and street addresses have access to both cable and/or DSL from competing Internet providers.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Thomson's primary wired broadband options.

Since FCC data is currently tallied up biannually and only published 6+ months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the delay.

XFINITY from Comcast is another commonly available Internet choice in Thomson. They offer Cable service available to 85 percent of Thomson.

In summary, Internet access could stand improvement in Thomson. For the time being, a limited 4,000 Thomson locals are limited to fewer than one options.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Thomson with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Thomson is the 117th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Appling, Dearing, Harlem, Warrenton, and Gibson.
  • The fastest zip code in Thomson for April 2021 is 30824. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 Thomson, Georgia

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Thomson, Georgia

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 81.0% Availability in Thomson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 85.1% Availability in Thomson - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 42.6% Availability in Thomson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Thomson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Thomson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Thomson

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Thomson is the 117th most connected city in Georgia ahead of Appling, Dearing, Harlem, Warrenton, and Gibson.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in McDuffie 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 74% of Thomson 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, 30824 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Thomson.

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

In McDuffie 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.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Thomson

Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the popular ISPs in Thomson use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since users view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Thomson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 81.0%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 85.1%+ 1,200 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 42.6%+ 25 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Advanced Technology Group Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Georgia Public Web Copper 4.9%+ 1.5 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 3.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Thomson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Thomson 32.9 Mbps 5 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +382.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +86 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +83.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +94.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +94.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )