Internet Providers in Ermine, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ermine, KY
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $104.95

Internet Access in Ermine, Kentucky

The average Ermine census block is serviceable by 2.99 telecom providers. As a result, most households within city limits have at least 2 choices so far as Internet.

The data on this page is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports, and is enhanced using private databases to create more useful resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Data about speed and pricing of specific Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 112 plans in Ermine since 2014, with 28 Internet plans currently active in the area.

Thacker-Grigsby Telephone provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Ermine with near one hundred percent availability and a maximum download speed of 250 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet service in Ermine. fixed wireless providers such as GigaBeam Networks are able to offer 50 Mbps over wireless technology.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread option in Ermine. close to one hundred percent of Ermine census blocks can get access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Ermine is 25 megabits per second download.

When choosing an broadband service, fiber is the top-performing choice in Ermine, for most customers. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ermine, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Thacker-Grigsby Internet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone 250 Mbps Cable 32s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ermine, Kentucky

  • Thacker-Grigsby Telephone - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Ermine - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Thacker-Grigsby Internet - Fiber - 98.9% Availability in Ermine - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ermine - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ermine - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ermine

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Ermine is the 291st most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Jenkins and Appalachia, but behind Pound, Cumberland, and Whitesburg.

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

Approximately 300 people in Letcher 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 Ermine 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 99% of Ermine 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 Letcher County, approximately 800 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 Ermine

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the common providers in the area currently place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain that data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ermine

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Cable 100% 250 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Internet Fiber 98.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
GigaBeam Networks Fixed Wireless 99.6%+ 75 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Fiber 99.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Ermine to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ermine 18.3 Mbps 5 $1.41 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +397.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +100.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +97.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +109.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +109.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )