Internet Providers in Alton, IA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Alton, IA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$71.61|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Alton, Iowa
Internet Access in Alton, Iowa
Alton residences have, on average, 2.08 ISPs to choose from. This is normal, seeing as most Internet providers used to be cable TV or phone providers. Most addresses have long been equipped for one of each.
We should note that since FCC availability data is only collected biannually and only published six or more months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.
Westel Systems is also a common broadband option in Alton, offering Fiber service available to 90 percent of the area. Evertek is another alternative wireless service to 88 percent of the area. Keep in mind that it requires roof access or proximity to a Evertek tower or access point.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Alton's most widely available wired Internet options.
So, essentially, the widest available broadband services within Alton are DSL, followed by Satellite. The granular coverage maps and download speed test data below illustrate how the actual speed statistics differ when comparing each of the zip codes and providers in Alton.
Internet Statistics 2021
87.4% of consumers in Alton1,000 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 Alton, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Westel Systems||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Premier Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Premier Communications||250 Mbps||Cable||32s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Frontier Communications||115 Mbps||DSL||1m 11s|
|Premier Communications||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alton, Iowa
- Westel Systems - Fiber - 90.8% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Premier - Fiber - 8.7% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Frontier - DSL - 9.2% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Premier - Cable - 1.7% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
- Mediacom - Cable - 1.6% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Premier - DSL - 1.6% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Alton
|Westel Systems||Fiber||90.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Evertek||Fixed Wireless||88.8%+||50 Mbps|
|Premier Communications||Fiber||8.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Frontier Communications||DSL||9.2%+||115 Mbps|
|Community Internet Services||Fixed Wireless||5.8%+||25 Mbps|
|Premier Communications||Cable||1.7%+||250 Mbps|
|Mediacom Cable||Cable||1.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Premier Communications||DSL||1.6%+||25 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|Premier Communications||Fiber||49.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||31.0%+||115 Mbps|
|Mediacom Business||Cable||0.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Alton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Alton||140.2 Mbps||10||$0.69 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +275.2 Mbps )||14 ( +4 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -21.3 Mbps )||18 ( +8 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -24 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( -12.8 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( -12.6 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|