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Internet Providers in Cumberland, Kentucky
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Internet Access in Cumberland, Kentucky
The average Cumberland census block is serviceable by an average of 2.22 companies. This means that most addresses in the area have at least 2-3 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 and Fiber, with 70.76% and 95.20% respectively.
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 227 Internet offerings in Cumberland as of 2022.
Internet Statistics 2022
4.9% of consumers in Cumberland200 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||Availability|
|Inter Mountain Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||1.9%|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.2%|
|Access Cable Television||200 Mbps||Cable||40s||95.1%|
|Harlan Community Television||50 Mbps||Cable||2m 43s||5.2%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||70.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||70.8%|
|AT&T Internet||25 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||6.6%|
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Internet Provider Competition Map For Cumberland
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 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.
Compare Cumberland to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Cumberland||37.8 Mbps||12||$0.69 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +507.8 Mbps )||21 ( +9 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +123.5 Mbps )||20 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +143.1 Mbps )||19 ( +7 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +148.8 Mbps )||26 ( +14 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +141.3 Mbps )||10 ( -2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|