Internet Providers in Hitchins, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hitchins, KY
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.5

Internet Access in Hitchins, Kentucky

Hitchins Internet availability data on this page is based on Form 477 data and cross-validated against privatized files. We've crunched 130 rows of FCC and privatized data catalogues about Internet access in the Hitchins area. Our research division has hand-gathered local pricing for 185 broadband deals in Hitchins. We don't currently have enough speed test information to show how local network speeds measure up to advertised speeds for residents of Hitchins. The data analysis tools below will be updated once we have enough aggregate recordings to calculate averages over time.

Since many houses come pre-wired for one landline telephone (DSL) company and one cable TV provider, the average home in Hitchins has 2-3 wired Internet providers to choose from (2.74 per census block specifically). 47.57 percent of Hitchins residents — 100 people in total — are limited to one or fewer options for their Internet service provider. DSL and cable broadband are likely to offer the most agreeable price and data packages for home use.

Windstream is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Hitchins with a top speed of 200 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet access in Hitchins. fixed wireless outfits such as King Street Wireless can deliver 1 Mbps using direct wireless links.

Taking a look now at network technology installed across Hitchins, we see that the most widespread wired broadband Internet technology types are Cable and Satellite, with 52.43% and near one hundred percent respectively. Cable Internet is marketed by former cable television companies, leveraging their existing coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for Hitchins residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

Viasat Internet is the most common overall, registered with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Hitchins residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has registered availability to about near one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest download speed recorded for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps, while HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. Anything over 10 Mbps will be enough for streaming SD videos over WiFi. However, it may become an issue when multiple users try to access modern services like video chat and multiplayer gaming. Explore the coverage map below to compare broadband options on a granular level in Hitchins.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hitchins, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Suddenlink Communications 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hitchins, Kentucky

  • Windstream - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Hitchins - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Suddenlink - Cable - 52.4% Availability in Hitchins - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 47.1% Availability in Hitchins - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hitchins - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hitchins - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hitchins

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Hitchins is the 259th most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Olive Hill, Sandy Hook, Grayson, Rush, and Argillite.

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

Approximately 100 people in Carter 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: 22% of people living in Hitchins 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 52% of Hitchins 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 Carter County, approximately 2,000 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 Caps in Hitchins

Many Internet companies have been moving to increase the use of "data caps" onto their consumer broadband packages in recent years. This trend is certainly true in the Hitchins market, with providers like Suddenlink selling plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for most Internet users, but can affect users that share their service or "power users" who download a large amount of high-def content. Caps with cable packages tend to be in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte, which is an issue for fewer than 1% of Internet users, according to a report from Xfinity. Potential Suddenlink Communications customers in Hitchins are advised to confirm data use policies before signing up. Do not assume them based soley on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Hitchins

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 100% 200 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Suddenlink Communications Cable 52.4%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 47.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Suddenlink Business Cable 86.1%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 57.2%+ 200 Mbps