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Internet Providers in Brighton, Iowa
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Internet Access in Brighton, Iowa
Data here is calculated based on biannual FCC coverage reporting. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other private data to further validate and enhance that information on a census block level. Plane and pricing information is collected manually through our data team. We've analyzed 187 Internet plans in and near Brighton since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 136 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Windstream is the third largest wired broadband provider in Brighton, available to 85 percent of residents. Natel is another company worth knowing about — while fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable, it it offers similar speed and quality in some cases.
There's above-average competition between Internet companies around the Brighton area. However, 1,000 residents are still without service from more than one provider. The consequence of this is that if they aren't pleased with their service from the incumbent provider, they have no option but to rely on a poor quality wireless. However, this isn't the norm in Brighton. The average household has 3 Internet choices.
Satellite is the best-performing kind of Internet with coverage around Brighton that residents should consider. Enter your local zip into the search tool on this page to see personalized results in your neighborhood.
Internet Statistics 2021
84.4% of consumers in Brighton1,000 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 Brighton, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||85.4%|
|Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone||50 Mbps||Fiber||2m 43s||2.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues in Brighton
Data collected by our researchers suggests that common providers in Brighton place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Brighton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Brighton||8.6 Mbps||9||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +525.8 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +140.2 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +152 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +160.9 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +153.5 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|