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Internet Providers in Otho, Iowa
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Internet Access in Otho, Iowa
Information here is calculated from the twice-annual FCC coverage filings. We leverage direct provider reports to enhance that data. Plan, pricing, and other data on BroadbandNow is collected manually by our market research team. To date, we've collected and verified 271 Internet plans in Otho since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1 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.
DSL broadband is widely available in comparison with other Internet services within Otho since it relies on phone lines for sending digital data. Therefore, seeing as most homes are wired with landline access, it makes sense that Otho would have 80.14 percent DSL coverage.
Frontier Communications as well as EarthLink can also provide Internet service in Otho, often competing for the same customers.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Click into the map below for more insights on broadband competition on the street level. As illustrated, while most census blocks have around 3-4 options, some areas can be less fortunate or might be limited to one.
Internet Statistics 2021
20.2% of consumers in Otho100 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 Otho, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Lehigh Valley Cooperative Telephone Association||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||37.7%|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||26.2%|
|Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||7.9%|
|WMTel||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||40.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||78.6%|
|EarthLink||24 Mbps||DSL||5m 41s||78.6%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||21.7%|
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.
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 Otho
Data from our market research team suggests that common ISPs in the area currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Otho to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Otho||2.6 Mbps||10||$0.59 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +531.8 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +146.2 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +158 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +166.9 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +159.5 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|