Internet Providers in Wathena, Kansas

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wathena, KS
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 19.03 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 940 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 18.97%

Internet Access in Wathena, Kansas

Data surfaced here is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory filings. Our data also includes direct reporting from providers to further validate that data. Plan and pricing data is gathered manually through our market research team. To date, we've aggregated 201 broadband plans in Wathena in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 295 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.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the widest availability in Wathena. virtually one hundred percent of Wathena census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing near one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet in Wathena is 25 Mbps.

CenturyLink provides an second choice to the primary providers, serving Wathena with 86 percent availability and a maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet service in Wathena. fixed wireless companies such as Rainbow Communications are able to deliver 6 Mbps or more over wireless hardware. There are 2 companies within the city with enterprise and business/smb products and services like SD-WAN. Our search results include all providers with business services online, although some providers offer both residential and business-class Internet.

In terms of network technology installed Wathena, we see that the most widespread hardwired Internet technology options are DSL and Fiber, with 86.47% and 8.37% respectively. Fiber uses newer Fiber-optical lines made of dense glass strands that can transmit Internet data as light. Fiber results in better speed and performance, but in some cases may switch to copper wires in the "last mile" near a subscriber. As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" speeds. DSL service is transmitted by twisted copper telephone wires by companies like CenturyLink that own phone lines. The twisted copper bundle construction of telephone lines allows for a lower bandwidth ceiling than cable and significantly less than fiber.

Activate the interactive map shown below to explore broadband choice at the street level. As you can see, while the majority of neighborhoods have around 4-5 choices, others can be less fortunate or may be limited to one. As of 2021, a surprising 41.07 percent of households are limited to one Internet service choice.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wathena, Kansas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Rainbow Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wathena, Kansas

  • CenturyLink - 86.5% Availability in Wathena - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Rainbow - 69.8% Availability in Wathena - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Wathena - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Wathena - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wathena

Wathena Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Wathena is the 222nd most connected city in Kansas ahead of Troy, but behind Atchison, Saint Joseph, Dearborn, and Savannah.

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

Approximately 100 people in Doniphan 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.

Approximately 59% of Wathena 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 Doniphan County, approximately 1,000 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 in Wathena

Data collected by our market research team suggests that common ISPs use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that caps are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wathena

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Rainbow Communications Cable and Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
St Joe Wireless Fixed Wireless 95.7%+ 20 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 86.5%+ 940 Mbps
BBWI Fixed Wireless 82.3%+ 12 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
BBWI Fixed Wireless 100% 12 Mbps
St Joe Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 5.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Wathena to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wathena 19 Mbps 8 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +330.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +88.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +80.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +92.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +96.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )