Internet Providers in Hindman, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hindman, KY
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 16
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $84.96

Internet Access in Hindman, Kentucky

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

In terms of availability, the average home in Hindman will find 3-4 providers serving their location.

The data listed here comes from FCC filings. Data is confirmed using private data sources to output more accurate results than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research and analysis division, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year. We've catalogued 158 Hindman Internet plans since 2014, with 43 Internet deals currently active in the area.

Thacker-Grigsby Telephone provides a common second choice. They offer practically one hundred percent local coverage and a top download speed of 100 Mbps.

In summary, Hindman's broadband Internet infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many Kentucky communities: strong coverage for cable and DSL Internet service, except that most residences are stuck with one company for subscribing to either Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern is normal because Broadband Internet companies used to be television and landline phone companies. So, they can use conveniently pre-built networks for delivering Internet service. Fiber network access is expanding as an alternative. While some "Fiber" plans aren't actually true "Fiber to the Home" connections, 89.93 percent of the area has access to fiber Internet reaching at least as far as a box near the property line.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hindman, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Thacker-Grigsby Internet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hindman, Kentucky

  • Thacker-Grigsby Telephone - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Hindman - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Thacker-Grigsby Telephone - DSL - 99.7% Availability in Hindman - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Thacker-Grigsby Internet - Fiber - 89.9% Availability in Hindman - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 31.5% Availability in Hindman - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hindman - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hindman - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hindman

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Hindman is the 58th most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Hazard, Whitesburg, Mc Dowell, and Viper, but behind Bulan.

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

Fiber Availability: 90% of people living in Hindman 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 100% of Hindman 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 Knott County, approximately 39 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 Hindman

Data from our market researchers shows that some of the top providers in the area use data caps for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hindman

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Cable 100% 100 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone DSL 99.7%+ 50 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Internet Fiber 89.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 31.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone DSL 100% 50 Mbps
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone Fiber 88.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 45.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Copper 8.7%+ 5 Mbps

Compare Hindman to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hindman 22.9 Mbps 6 $1.02 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +392.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +96 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +93.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +104.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +104.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )