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Internet Providers in Kokomo, Indiana
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Internet Access in Kokomo, Indiana
5 Internet providers are available at the average Kokomo resident. In context, this is a lot of choice contrasted with other communities. Competition between two or more Internet providers in a city often results in lower pricing.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as AT&T Internet can also provide coverage in Kokomo, with overlap in some streets.
When comparing network choices, Kokomo has all three common wired broadband technologies: fiber and cable/DSL. Between the local options, Fiber-based service presents the best network type, and as of our last check has 59.97 percent coverage within Kokomo.
The packages listed above are collected manually by our research team.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Kokomo as measured by coverage area. As the map below demonstrates, the more common providers often cover the same addresses in most blocks around Kokomo.
Internet Statistics 2021
9.5% of consumers in Kokomo6,000 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 Kokomo, Indiana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||94.2%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||88.8%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||88.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Smithville Communications||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||1.1%|
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 for Education in Kokomo
Economic development studies regularly highlight a large correlation between internet access and improved education. Internet access is practically required as universities like Indiana University-Kokomo migrate to digital systems to distribute student work. Looking at 2,906 speed tests reported over the past year at locations within 2 miles of Indiana University-Kokomo campus, performance averages are close to 155.82 Mbps — far above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps Around Kokomo
Data from our market research team shows that top providers in the area place a limit on data use for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Kokomo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Kokomo||114.4 Mbps||14||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +420 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +34.4 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +46.2 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +55.1 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +47.7 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|