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Internet Providers in Pierce, Idaho
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Internet Access in Pierce, Idaho
Pierce currently has relatively few options for Internet service. There are 4 home Internet providers and 6 companies in total including business and terrestrial wireless options.
Fixed wireless Internet service is the only network technology available in much of the Pierce area, discounting Internet access choices like satellite or LTE Internet. Current data suggests that 86.54 percent of of residents have coverage by fixed wireless.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Taking a look at the less well-developed neighborhoods within Pierce, data shows that as many as 500 people have only one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet service.
The Internet coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of public government data and privatized datasets we collect from industry sources or via private sources. Statistics about speed averages is sourced from M-Labs. Our in-house researchers have manually gathered pricing and plan details for 63 Internet plans within Pierce to date.
Internet Statistics 2022
100.0% of consumers in Pierce500 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 Pierce, Idaho
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Pierce
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 and Video Streaming in Pierce
Data from our researchers shows that popular providers in Pierce currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Pierce to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Pierce||14.4 Mbps||4||$3.46 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +531.2 Mbps )||21 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +146.9 Mbps )||20 ( +16 )||$0.35 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +166.5 Mbps )||19 ( +15 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +172.2 Mbps )||26 ( +22 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +164.7 Mbps )||10 ( +6 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|