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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Fort Wayne, Indiana
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.2% of consumers in Fort Wayne24,000 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 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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||1.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Independents Fiber Network||Fiber||0.8%+||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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