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Internet Providers in Carmel, Indiana
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Internet Access in Carmel, Indiana
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Carmel. HughesNet is also widely available.
The packages listed on this page are manually gathered by our research team. We've gathered 702 Internet plans in Carmel, in total.
AT&T Internet and EarthLink can also provide Internet service in Carmel, often competing for the same customers.
Carmel residents on average have more than one ISPs to choose from, although this number tends to change depending on which neighborhood you're looking at. Initialize the interactive map on this page to discover competition changes in different parts of Carmel.
Overall, Carmel's broadband Internet infrastructure conforms with a common pattern in US cities: strong access to cable and DSL Internet service, with the caveat that most houses are stuck with a single provider for subscribing to either type of service. This pattern has a simple cause. Broadband outfits were started pre-Internet as TV and telephone corporations. So, they can use existing networks for delivering broadband Internet service. Fiber service has been slowly growing as a third option, and while not all "Fiber" plans are true "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, 95.94 percent of the area has access to fiber Internet stretching at least to the property. Thanks to the competitive broadband market within Carmel, the local weighted average download speed is currently 5.10 percent higher than the Indiana average across all cities. Review the user speed test data below to see how local Internet providers compare over time.
Internet Statistics 2021
0.2% of consumers in Carmel100 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 Carmel, Indiana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||22.3%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||99.5%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.5%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||1.3%|
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.
Data Cap Issues in Carmel
Data from our researchers suggests that top providers in the area use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since customers view them as a strategy to discourage video streaming. Providers insist that data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Carmel to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Carmel||137.8 Mbps||12||$0.40 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +396.6 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +11 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +22.8 Mbps )||15 ( +3 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +31.7 Mbps )||23 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +24.3 Mbps )||8 ( -4 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|