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Internet Providers in Sumner, Iowa
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Internet Access in Sumner, Iowa
Sumner features two major Internet technology types: cable (65.51% coverage) and DSL (91.67% availability). Coaxial cable Internet is generally provided by cable TV corporations using their pre-existing coaxial TV wires strung up on utility poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered over phone lines. The vast majority of Sumner neighborhoods and blocks can access cable service and DSL service from two alternating Internet companies.
Since FCC data is currently tallied up biannually and only published six or more months later, availability shown here may not be complete.
Windstream is also a common Internet choice in Sumner, offering DSL service with coverage in 88 percent of the area. LTD Broadband is another alternative wireless service worth noting to 96 percent of local residents. Keep in mind fixed wireless requires roof access and proximity to a LTD Broadband tower or access point.
Competition between broadband providers in Sumner is relatively strong. The average resident has about 3-4 providers to choose from. Access isn't distributed fairly, however. A surprising 23.57 percent of households in the area still only have one or zero options for true broadband services.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Sumner so far as coverage area. These companies frequently cover the same addresses around Sumner.
Internet Statistics 2021
23.6% of consumers in Sumner800 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 Sumner, Iowa
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||58.8%|
|Hawkeye Telephone Company||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||8.0%|
|Butler-Bremer Communications||300 Mbps||Fiber||27s||7.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Oran Mutual Telephone Company||50 Mbps||Fiber||2m 43s||3.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|RTC Communications||200 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||40s||3.4%|
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 and Video Streaming in Sumner
Data collected by our market researchers shows that popular providers in Sumner currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming services, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Sumner to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sumner||24.1 Mbps||14||$0.44 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +510.3 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +124.7 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +136.5 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +145.4 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +138 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Sumner
After trying five different rural broadband providers, we finally found great speed and service at a reasonable price. Outages are rare and quickly resolved. We even received a hardware upgrade at no charge.