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Internet Providers in Dixon, Iowa
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Internet Access in Dixon, Iowa
Currently, there are 7 ISPs in Dixon offering home connections. Including business ISPs, there are 16 serviceable providers in the local area, such as Metronet.
Taking a look at network tech offered the city, the most common wired broadband connection options are Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (10.11 percent coverage). Fiber technology uses more modern fiber-optic transmission lines, which are composed of thousands of glass or plastic strands which transmit binary data as light. Fiber results in better downloads, but may switch to copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. As a result, some fiber connections might not offer true "gigabit" speeds.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available provider for Dixon residents. close to one hundred percent of the Dixon area can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing near one hundred percent of Dixon with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet plan advertised by HughesNet in Dixon is 25 Mbps.
According to the latest government reports, 79.78 percent of residents (500 residents total) are limited to only one choice for home broadband service, or none.
Internet availability stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data we collect from providers or via unlisted sources. Statistics about speed and performance averages comes from M-Labs, which is the speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google queries. Our research team has hand-gathered price on 160 Internet offerings in the Dixon market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
79.8% of consumers in Dixon500 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 Dixon, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|F&B Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||10.1%|
|Central Scott Telephone Company||250 Mbps||Cable||32s||92.7%|
|Central Scott Telephone Company||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||13.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps in Dixon
Data from our researchers shows that many of the popular ISPs in Dixon currently use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Dixon to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Dixon||9.3 Mbps||7||$0.72 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +525.1 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +139.5 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +151.3 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +160.2 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +152.8 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|