Internet Providers in Terre Haute, IN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Terre Haute, IN
Internet Providers: 15
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.18

Internet Access in Terre Haute, Indiana

Terre Haute has a total of 9 Internet providers marketing residential connections, and a total of 18 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as Smithville Communications.

Looking at network technology being used across Terre Haute, the most widespread wired Internet technology varieties are Cable and DSL, with 91.65% and 85.81% respectively. Cable connections are sold by cable television providers, leveraging already-built TV network connections. Cable can often make sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. DSL is delivered over telephone wires by service providers like Frontier Communications that build or own copper phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all other wired Internet technologies.

The Internet coverage data on this page comes from FCC filings. Then, it is enhanced through private databases to provide more useful resources than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.

Since the majority of houses are only wired for one landline telephone company and one cable television company, the majority of Terre Haute residents have 2 wired broadband service providers to choose from. 12.43 percent of the Terre Haute area — 11,000 people in total — are limited to one or fewer choices. Regardless of other networks available, including satellite, DSL and cable Internet usually provide the most reasonable pricing for home use.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Terre Haute so far as coverage. As the map below shows, the more common ISPs often overlap around Terre Haute.

  • There are 15 internet providers in Terre Haute with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Terre Haute is the 266th most connected city in Indiana ahead of Clinton, Brazil, West Terre Haute, and Farmersburg, but behind Rosedale.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Terre Haute: North Terre Haute
  • The fastest zip code in Terre Haute for April 2021 is 47802. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

11,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Terre Haute, Indiana

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Smithville Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Joink 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Terre Haute, Indiana

  • Spectrum - Cable - 91.7% Availability in Terre Haute - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 85.8% Availability in Terre Haute - Call For Speed Availability
  • Sparklight - Cable - 44.2% Availability in Terre Haute - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Joink - Fiber - 20.1% Availability in Terre Haute - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 4.2% Availability in Terre Haute - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Smithville - Fiber - 0.2% Availability in Terre Haute - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Terre Haute - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Terre Haute - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Terre Haute

Terre Haute Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Terre Haute is the 266th most connected city in Indiana ahead of Clinton, Brazil, West Terre Haute, and Farmersburg, but behind Rosedale.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Vigo 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.

Approximately 88% of Terre Haute 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, 47802 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Terre Haute.

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

In Vigo County, approximately 6,000 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.

Broadband Access for Education in Terre Haute

Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute Of Technology are the biggest universities in Terre Haute. For the 15,571 combined students living in the area, fast internet access is a must for obtaining online course materials and viewing research. Both universities have 2-3 ISPs at the average address within two miles of each campus. Indiana State University students that live close to campus can expect to get downstream speeds of around 49.79 Mbps, according to speed test data in the Indiana State University zip code. Speeds surrounding Rose-Hulman Institute Of Technology average out to 69.04 Mbps over 2,694 tests run in the past year. FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve internet service access for college and high school students.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Terre Haute

Data collected by our market researchers shows that popular ISPs in the area currently place a limit on data use for their home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Internet access in Terre Haute neighborhoods

We've compiled data and statistics on Broadband access in these areas in Terre Haute: North Terre Haute.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Terre Haute

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 91.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 85.8%+ Call For Speed Availability
Joink Fixed Wireless 55.7%+ 50 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 44.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Joink Fiber 20.1%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 4.2%+ 25 Mbps
Smithville Communications Fiber 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Joink Fixed Wireless 75.5%+ 250 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 93.7%+ Call For Speed Availability
Spectrum Business Cable 73.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Intelligent Fiber Network Fiber 22.8%+ -- Mbps
Joink Fiber 18.4%+ 250 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 3.3%+ 940 Mbps
Smithville Fiber Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Terre Haute to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Terre Haute 85.6 Mbps 9 $0.56 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +329.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +33.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +30.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +41.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +42 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )