Internet Providers in Hardy, KY
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Residential Internet Statistics for Hardy, KY
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$83.25|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Hardy, Kentucky
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.  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 Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
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 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
|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|
|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 )|