Internet Providers in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Wayne, IN
Wired Internet Providers: 9
Average Speed Test Result: 68.32 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.4%
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Internet Access in Fort Wayne, Indiana

4 Internet providers are available for the average Fort Wayne resident. This is a lot of competition in comparison to other cities in Indiana. Competition often results in more affordable pricing.

XFINITY from Comcast is an second choice, serving Fort Wayne with 97 percent coverage and a top speed of 987 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet service in Fort Wayne. fixed wireless companies such as Mercury Wireless are able to reach 100 Mbps using direct wireless technology. There are 14 companies in the area selling enterprise-level products and services such as point-to-point connectivity. Our listings include every provider with explicit business services online.

The data listed here comes from FCC filings. Coverage data is validated through privatized data sources to output more detailed listings than is available from the FCC directly. Address-level information isn't always available. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans every year. There are 713 plans in Fort Wayne from 2014–present, with 68 Internet deals currently available in the area.

Taking a look at network tech installed across the Fort Wayne area, we see that the most widespread hardwired Internet connection options are DSL (88.76 percent coverage) and Fiber (85.02 percent coverage). Fiber infrastructure is composed of newer Fiber-optical lines made of thousands of glass or plastic strands which transmit binary data using light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to coaxial cables once in the "last mile." As a result, some fiber connections might not offer "gigabit" performance. Phone companies are the main source for DSL connections, since DSL transmits data packets over phone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all wired broadband technologies except dial-up.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Fort Wayne so far as coverage area. The more common companies frequently cover the same addresses around Fort Wayne.

  • There are 25 internet providers in Fort Wayne with 16 of those offering residential service
  • Fort Wayne is the 11th most connected city in Indiana ahead of Leo, New Haven, Hoagland, Huntertown, and Yoder.
  • The fastest zip code in Fort Wayne for February 2021 is 46814. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

24,000 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 Fort Wayne, Indiana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Frontier Communications 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Community Fiber Solutions 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
TWN Communications 3.0 Mbps DSL 45m 30s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  • Frontier - 88.8% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 97.5% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • TWN Communications - 5.9% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Community Fiber Solutions - 4.5% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 3.7% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Mediacom - 2.4% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - 0.3% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fort Wayne - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne is the 11th most connected city in Indiana ahead of Leo, New Haven, Hoagland, Huntertown, and Yoder.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Allen 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.

Fiber Availability: 86% of people living in Fort Wayne have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 92% of Fort Wayne 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, 46814 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fort Wayne.

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

In Allen County, approximately 17,000 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.

Internet Service Access for Education in Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne and Indiana Institute Of Technology are the biggest universities in Fort Wayne. For the 20,406 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for accessing educational materials and viewing research. Both universities have 5-6 ISPs at the average address within 2 miles of either campus. Both local colleges have an average speed of 69.55 Mbps. This stat is based on 9,923 aggregated speed test results originating surrounding campus facilities. FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to better internet access for college and high school attendees. There is a recognized correlation between increased high-speed broadband access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Caps Around Fort Wayne

Data from our market research team shows that some of the popular providers in the area use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue since customers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Wayne

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL and Fiber 88.8%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 97.5%+ 1,200 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Fixed Wireless 74.5%+ 100 Mbps
TWN Communications DSL and Fixed Wireless 62.7%+ 15 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 35.1%+ 1.0 Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 14.2%+ 100 Mbps
MetaLINK Technologies Fixed Wireless 8.9%+ 50 Mbps
Community Fiber Solutions Fiber 4.5%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 3.7%+ 60 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 2.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 0.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL and Fiber 96.9%+ 940 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 98.4%+ 987 Mbps
TWN Communications Fixed Wireless 58.2%+ 10 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 50.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Intelligent Fiber Network Fiber 38.4%+ -- Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 22.1%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL, Fiber, and Copper 8.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Community Fiber Solutions Fiber 9.3%+ 50 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 6.0%+ 750 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 1.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.2%+ -- Mbps
Zayo Copper 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Independents Fiber Network Fiber 0.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Fort Wayne to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Wayne 68.3 Mbps 16 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +280.8 Mbps ) 15 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +38.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +31.4 Mbps ) 15 ( -1 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +43.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +5 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +47 Mbps ) 9 ( -7 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Fort Wayne

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