Internet Providers in Brighton, IA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Brighton, IA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59

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 171 Internet plans in and near Brighton since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 219 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. The lack of robust broadband Internet service around Brighton causes low average download speeds. Brighton average download speeds clock in 51.91% under the state average.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Brighton with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Brighton is the 337th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Wayland, but behind Fairfield, Washington, Wellman, and Keota.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Brighton, Iowa

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone 50 Mbps Fiber 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Brighton, Iowa

  • Windstream - DSL - 85.4% Availability in Brighton - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 12.5% Availability in Brighton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone - Fiber - 2.6% Availability in Brighton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Windstream - Cable - 1.4% Availability in Brighton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Brighton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Brighton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Brighton

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Brighton is the 337th most connected city in Iowa ahead of Wayland, but behind Fairfield, Washington, Wellman, and Keota.

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

Approximately 700 people in Washington 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.

Fiber Availability: 15% of people living in Brighton have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Washington County, approximately 3,000 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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Brighton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Natel Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 25 Mbps
Cloudburst 9 Fixed Wireless 99.7%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream DSL 85.4%+ 200 Mbps
Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone Fiber 2.6%+ 50 Mbps
Farmers & Merchants Mutual Telephone Fixed Wireless 14.2%+ 12 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 12.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Cable 1.4%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Brighton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Brighton 8.5 Mbps 9 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +406.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +110.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +107.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +118.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +119.1 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )