Internet Providers in Hardy, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hardy, KY
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $83.25

Internet Access in Hardy, Kentucky

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Hardy. HughesNet is also a common option.

The data on this page comes from FCC reports, and is cross-validated through privatized databases and direct provider reporting to create more accurate listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated through our research and analysis division, who collect thousands of plans annually.

In terms of availability, the average location in Hardy has 3-4 providers at a given address, or precisely 3.39 providers in each census block area. Only 2.44 percent of the Hardy population are stuck with one option for Internet service.

AT&T Internet provides a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer 97 percent coverage and a maximum speed of 6 Mbps.

Overall, Hardy's broadband Internet situation follows a common pattern in Kentucky towns and cities: widespread coverage of cable and DSL, but limited options since a majority of houses are stuck with one option for either type of Internet service. [1] The cable/DSL pattern comes from the fact that Broadband Internet service providers started as cable TV and landline telephone companies. So, they can use these pre-existing copper wired networks for delivering broadband service.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hardy, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Suddenlink Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Inter Mountain Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T Internet 6 Mbps IPBB 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hardy, Kentucky

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 97.6% Availability in Hardy - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - Cable - 80.3% Availability in Hardy - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • IMCTV - Cable - 63.4% Availability in Hardy - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hardy - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hardy - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hardy

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Hardy is the 186th most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Belfry, Delbarton, Kimper, Phelps, and Williamson.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Pike 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 98% of Hardy 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 Pike County, approximately 4,000 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 Around Hardy

Data collected by our research team shows that common ISPs in Hardy place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hardy

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 97.6%+ 6 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 80.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Inter Mountain Cable Cable 63.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 90.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Inter Mountain Cable Cable 71.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Hardy to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hardy 59.1 Mbps 5 $0.44 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +356.3 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +59.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +57.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +68.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +68.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )