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Internet Providers in South Bend, Indiana
Residential Internet Statistics for South Bend, IN
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$54.98|
Most Popular Internet Providers in South Bend, Indiana:
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Internet Access in South Bend, Indiana
Data on this page is calculated based on biannual FCC coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other privatized datasets to further validate and enhance that data, down to the census block level. Pricing and plan information is hand-gathered by our data analysis team. Locally, we've found and verified 583 Internet plans in South Bend since 2014. Speed averages are calculated from 15,971 speed test recordingsover the past 12 months.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in South Bend.
South Bend residents usually have two or more Internet companies available to choose from. The map on this page illustrates how competition changes in different parts of South Bend.
Cable and DSL are the dominant broadband network options in the South Bend metro area. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable network speed is generally stronger and more robust. That said, big-picture metrics we've recorded with either Internet technology system are similar.
Aside from the Internet options detailed above, AT&T Internet is a third option for Internet in 96 percent of the South Bend area. Fixed wireless providers like Fourway.net and satellite Internet providers such as are worth considering, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a stronger deal when it comes to speed and price.
- There are 24 internet providers in South Bend with 12 of those offering residential service
- South Bend is the 11th most connected city in Indiana ahead of Mishawaka, Osceola, Granger, Lakeville, and Notre Dame.
- Explore internet access for communities within South Bend: Roseland
- The fastest zip code in South Bend for July 2021 is 46619. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.0% of consumers in South Bend1,000 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 South Bend, Indiana
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||96.1%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||96.7%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||78.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|TWN Communications||3.0 Mbps||DSL||45m 30s||21.1%|
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.
Broadband for Education in South Bend
Economic development studies routinely find a large correlation between internet service access and enhanced education. Broadband access is practically essential as colleges such as Indiana University-South Bend in South Bend switch to web-based platforms to distribute out-of-class work. Looking at 4,120 speed tests reported in the past annum at locations within two miles of Indiana University-South Bend campus, performance averages are in the region of 224.98 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and operating cloud or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues in South Bend
Data collected by our market research team suggests that some of the top providers in South Bend place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers view them as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Internet access in South Bend neighborhoods
Internet availability data in South Bend is available in these communities: Roseland.
Compare South Bend to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|South Bend||119 Mbps||14||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +415.4 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +29.8 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +41.6 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +50.5 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +43.1 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in South Bend
Happy with service, don't like price jacks
We have been happy with Comcast Internet. We got the 25 Mbps unlimited plan, and it has been overall just fine for one or two people streaming Netflix and/or YouTube videos. It's generally reliable as we haven't had outages. Customer service is friendly and helpful. What I don't love is the introductory price gets increased by $10 after 12 months, and then an additional $30 after 6 more months. I didn't know about that last part. $65 per month is a ridiculous price for 25 Mbps.