Internet Providers in Forest, IN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Forest, IN
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 2
Fastest Speed Available: 25 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $50

Internet Access in Forest, Indiana

For more sparsely populated areas such as Forest, fixed wireless from towers and mobile LTE-type Internet technologies provide the most prevalent connectivity option. FCC records and our directly reported data indicate essentially zerotrue wired broadband Internet infrastructure availability at residential addresses, but fixed wireless Internet provides an acceptable alternative with availability for virtually one hundred percent of the local population.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Forest.

Broadband competition for residents of Forest is strong. Most households have at least 4 providers available in their area. Internet access isn't distributed evenly, however. A surprising 99.73 percent of residents are still limited to one or fewer options.

Satellite provides backup broadband choices for Forest residents who can't access cable or DSL connections.

Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data from the FCC and private data collected from telecom industry sources or via private third parties. Average statistics about speed averages comes primarily from M-Labs. Our in-house researchers have hand-filed price and service data on 150 broadband plans and bundles within Forest as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Forest, Indiana

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%
AT&T Internet 25 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 5m 27s 15.3%
TWN Communications 3.0 Mbps DSL 45m 30s 8.2%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Forest

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Forest is the 77th most connected city in Indiana ahead of Kirklin and Russiaville, but behind Frankfort, Kokomo, and Sharpsville.

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

Approximately 900 people in Clinton 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.

In Clinton County, approximately 7,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Forest

Data from our market researchers suggests that many of the top providers use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because customers view caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting". Providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Forest to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Forest 2.3 Mbps 11 $2.56 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +532.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +146.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +158.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +167.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +159.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )