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Internet Providers in Ridgeway, Iowa
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Internet Access in Ridgeway, Iowa
The overall most commonly available wired network options within Ridgeway are Satellite followed by DSL and Fiber networks. FCC filings show that Satellite reaches a practically one hundred percent footprint in the area, in contrast with the 65.54 percent DSL and Fiber availability.
Viasat Internet or HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Ridgeway.
Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company is another commonly available Internet choice for Ridgeway. They offer primarily DSL and Fiber connections in 65 percent of the area. LTD Broadband is another alternative wireless service to 93 percent of the local area, although it needs roof access and proximity to a LTD Broadband access point.
The majority of Ridgeway homes have 2 providers with the ability to provide service for that address. This is a good amount of competition. It tends to improve prices and service quality. This high level of competition isn't universal, though — as a surprising 94.32 of the local population still has only one option for wired broadband access.
The coverage data on this page comes from FCC provider-reported data. Providers in Ridgeway are required by law to submit deployment data biannually. By leveraging direct relationships with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to validate this data with private data reported via providers directly. This allows us to produce more accurate maps and availability data than governmental publications. The speed averages displayed on this page are calculated based on browser-based speed tests from Ridgeway addresses.
Internet Statistics 2021
94.3% of consumers in Ridgeway900 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 Ridgeway, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Windstream||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||6.2%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company||25 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||5m 27s||65.5%|
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.
Compare Ridgeway to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Ridgeway||14.3 Mbps||8||$3.76 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +520.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +134.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +146.3 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +155.2 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +147.8 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Ridgeway
LTD is a good internet service provider
Reliable service. Good internet speeds. Fair prices.