Internet Providers in Foster, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Foster, KY
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.77

Internet Access in Foster, Kentucky

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Foster. HughesNet is also widely available.

The packages shown on this page are manually collected by our data science division. The 21 packages shown above are the most relevant of 148 packages we've aggregated in Foster to date.

DSL broadband is widely available in comparison with other Internet technologies in Foster since pretty much every house in Foster is connected to phone lines. Therefore, since most local addresses are wired for landline phone access, it's no suprise that Foster would have 91.86 percent DSL availability.

Windstream is one of the top three providers in Foster. They are available to 72 percent of local addresses. ALTIUS Broadband is also a common option. While fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable, it it offers similar speed and quality in some cases.

For more info, activate the map below. The average amount of market competition is 1.61 companies in each census block. This low amount of competition leaves 90.09% of residents with inadequate Internet coverage.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Foster, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cincinnati Bell 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 20.8%
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s 72.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Foster

Foster Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Foster is the 481st most connected city in Kentucky behind Falmouth, Moscow, California, Felicity, and Butler.

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

Approximately 200 people in Bracken 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: 17% of people living in Foster 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.

In Bracken 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 in Foster

Data from our research team suggests that many of the popular ISPs use data caps for their home broadband packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Foster to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Foster 13.5 Mbps 6 $3.80 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +520.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +135.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +147.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +156 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +148.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )