Internet Providers in Linefork, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Linefork, KY
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $86.63

Internet Access in Linefork, Kentucky

Information on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reporting. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other privatized data to further validate that information. Pricing and plan data on BroadbandNow is gathered manually by our research division. To date, we've collected and verified 159 broadband plans in the area around Linefork. FCC data is updated biannually. However, it often gets posted to BroadbandNow before governmental publications thanks to direct data agreements with our partners.

Thacker-Grigsby Telephone is an alternative to the primary providers. They offer 98 percent local coverage and a top speed of 250 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet in Linefork. fixed wireless providers such as GigaBeam Networks can reach 50 Mbps via wireless technology.

Taking a look at network technology offered Linefork, the most prevalent hardwired Internet tech infrastructures are Satellite and DSL, with virtually one hundred percent and 40.50% respectively. Telephone providers usually offer DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL sends data via phone wires. As copper wires go, the twisted copper makeup of telephone lines allows for a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to cable and fiber.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available provider for Linefork residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Linefork. HughesNet is the most common second choice, providing close to one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Linefork is 25 megabits per second.

To summarize, the Internet market could use improvement in Linefork. For the time being, a relatively limited 100 Linefork residents are limited to one or fewer options for wired broadband.

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 Linefork, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Thacker-Grigsby Internet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 25.9%
Thacker-Grigsby Telephone 250 Mbps Cable 32s 98.8%
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 40.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 25 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 5m 27s 25.9%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Linefork

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Linefork is the 228th most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Big Stone Gap, Viper, and Appalachia, but behind Cumberland and Whitesburg.

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

Approximately 300 people in Letcher 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: 26% of people living in Linefork 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 66% of Linefork 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 Letcher 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 Caps and Video Streaming in Linefork

Data collected by our researchers shows that some of the common providers use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because customers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.