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Internet Providers in Melba, Idaho
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Internet Access in Melba, Idaho
Information here is calculated based on biannual FCC provider coverage filings. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to further validate that data. Pricing and plan data is hand-gathered by our market research team. BroadbandNow has analyzed 273 broadband plans in the area around Melba since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 88 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Broadband competition available for Melba is relatively strong, with most areas having 3-4 providers to choose from. This choice isn't spread out fairly. A notable 99.53 percent of the population are still limited to one or zero options.
DSL Internet providers connect customers to Internet services using copper phone lines, which is why it is typically sold through companies that also offer phone service. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Internet is serviceable to 72.40 percent of the local population. You can refer to the speed graphs on this page to get an idea of how the promised download speeds compare to real-world speed and throughput in the area.
Rise Broadband is also a commonly available broadband choice in Melba, offering Fixed Wireless service with coverage in 82 percent of the area.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Melba as measured by coverage area. These telecom companies often cover the same addresses around Melba.
Internet Statistics 2021
99.5% of consumers in Melba3,000 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 Melba, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||2.7%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||72.4%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||82.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Melba
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps in Melba
Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the top providers currently use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers see caps as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Melba to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Melba||12.2 Mbps||8||$0.27 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +533.4 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.17 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +149.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.14 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +168.7 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +174.4 Mbps )||24 ( +16 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +166.9 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|