Internet Providers in Alma, Kansas

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alma, KS
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 12.3 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 90.99%

Internet Access in Alma, Kansas

There are an average of 2.16 ISPs per census block in Alma. This means that the majority of households in Alma have at least 2 options so far as Internet, and residents can try a different provider if they are dissatisfied with a company.

CenturyLink is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Alma with a maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only choice for Internet access in Alma. fixed wireless companies such as WTC are able to offer 15 Mbps or more over wireless technology.

The data on this page comes from FCC coverage reports, and is enhanced against privatized data sources to output more detailed resources than governmental websites. Information about speeds and pricing of listed broadband plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.

Taking a look now at network technology installed across the area, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband Internet technology varieties are DSL (82.98 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). DSL service is transmitted via telephone wires on utility poles, and is sold by service providers like CenturyLink that own phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper construction seen in telephone wires allows for lower speeds and bandwidth compared to newer wire types such as cable and fiber.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Alma so far as coverage. The more common companies often overlap around Alma.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Alma, Kansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
WTC 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alma, Kansas

  • CenturyLink - 83.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • WTC - 31.2% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Alma - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alma

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Alma is the 198th most connected city in Kansas ahead of Rossville, Wamego, and Saint George, but behind Fort Riley and Saint Marys.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Wabaunsee 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: 7% of people living in Alma 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.

Approximately 31% of Alma residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Wabaunsee County, approximately 4,000 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 Caps Around Alma

Data collected by our market research team shows that popular ISPs in Alma currently use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because customers view caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alma

Provider Type Coverage Speed
WTC DSL, Fiber, and Fixed Wireless 75.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 83.0%+ 60 Mbps
Mercury Wireless Fixed Wireless 13.8%+ 30 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
WTC DSL and Fiber 52.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Alma to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alma 12.3 Mbps 7 $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +336.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +94.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +87.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +99.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +103 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )