Internet Providers in Cumberland, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Cumberland, KY
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $77.42

Internet Access in Cumberland, Kentucky

The average Cumberland census block is serviceable by an average of 2.81 companies. This means that most addresses in the area have at least 2 options so far as Internet, and can easily switch if they are dissatisfied by a provider.

Looking at network tech in use across the city, we see that the most common wired broadband technology types are Fixed Wireless and DSL, with 61.17% and 95.11% respectively. DSL service is transmitted over phone lines, and comes from service providers such as Windstream that own copper phone wires. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper bundle construction of telephone lines outputs a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to cable and several times less than fiber.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available option for Cumberland residents. virtually one hundred percent of Cumberland census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, providing practically one hundred percent of Cumberland with Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Cumberland is 25 Mbps.

Windstream provides an alternative, serving Cumberland with a maximum download speed of 200 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet service in Cumberland. For example, fixed wireless providers such as GigaBeam Networks are able to offer 50 Mbps or more via direct wireless technology.

Broadband availability statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of public government data and private data collected directly from providers. Averaged statistics about speed averages is sourced primarily from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market researchers have manually validated price and plan details on 216 Internet offerings in Cumberland as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Cumberland, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Inter Mountain Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Access Cable Television 200 Mbps Cable 40s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Harlan Community Television 50 Mbps Cable 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
AT&T Internet 25 Mbps IPBB 5m 27s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Cumberland, Kentucky

  • Windstream - DSL - 95.1% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Access Cable Television - Cable - 95.1% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 9.8% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 61.2% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 9.3% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Harlan Community Television - Cable - 5.2% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • IMCTV - Cable - 1.9% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Cumberland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Cumberland

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Cumberland is the 130th most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Whitesburg, Big Stone Gap, Dryden, Evarts, and Appalachia.

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

Approximately 88 people in Harlan 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: 6% of people living in Cumberland 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 96% of Cumberland 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 Harlan County, approximately 3,000 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 and Video Streaming Around Cumberland

Data from our research team shows that top ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Cumberland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 95.1%+ 200 Mbps
Access Cable Television Cable 95.1%+ 200 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 9.8%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 61.2%+ 25 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 9.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 7.3%+ 50 Mbps
Harlan Community Television Cable 5.2%+ 50 Mbps
Inter Mountain Cable Cable 1.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 31.0%+ 75 Mbps
Harlan Community Television Cable 21.0%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 10.0%+ 200 Mbps
Inter Mountain Cable Cable 6.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Cumberland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Cumberland 32.5 Mbps 10 $0.87 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +382.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +86.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +83.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +94.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +95.1 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )