Internet Providers in Ellinwood, Kansas

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ellinwood, KS
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 23.76 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.23%

Internet Access in Ellinwood, Kansas

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Ellinwood. HughesNet is also a common option.

The packages listed here are gathered manually through our research team. Our team has aggregated 222 Internet plans in Ellinwood, in total.

There's a strong level of competition between Internet providers within the Ellinwood area, but 400 locals are still without access to more than one provider. The consequence of this is that if they aren't satisfied by their local provider, they are left with no option but to rely on a poor quality wireless connection. Luckily, this isn't the norm in Ellinwood — the average household has 3-4 Internet options.

DSL-based broadband from telephone companies has strong availability compared to other Internet options within Ellinwood because virtually all houses are wired with phone lines — the acronym stands for "Digital Subscriber Line."

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, H&B Communications provides a third option for wired broadband in 98 percent of Ellinwood. Fixed wireless companies like H&B Communications and satellite Internet providers like are sometimes a good choice, but the main wired providers are usually a stronger value when it comes to performance and price.

Internet Statistics 2021



Ellinwood, KS

400 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 Ellinwood, Kansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
H&B Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ellinwood, Kansas

  • H&B - 98.8% Availability in Ellinwood - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 82.5% Availability in Ellinwood - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ellinwood - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ellinwood - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ellinwood

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Ellinwood is the 403rd most connected city in Kansas behind Great Bend, Lyons, Sterling, Hoisington, and Saint John.

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 Barton 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: 99% of people living in Ellinwood 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 84% of Ellinwood 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 Barton County, approximately 2,000 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 Cap Issues Around Ellinwood

Data collected by our researchers shows that top providers in Ellinwood currently place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ellinwood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
H&B Communications Fiber and Fixed Wireless 98.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 82.5%+ 20 Mbps
Nex-Tech Fixed Wireless 5.7%+ 6 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 19.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Nex-Tech Fixed Wireless 18.9%+ 6 Mbps

Compare Ellinwood to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ellinwood 23.8 Mbps 6 $0.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +325.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +83.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +75.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +87.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +91.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )