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Internet Providers in Manchester, Kentucky
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Internet Access in Manchester, Kentucky
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Manchester. HughesNet is also widely available.
Windstream and Spectrum can also provide coverage in Manchester, with Windstream doing marginaly better in speed test statistics.
9.7 percent of the Manchester area is still left with one or fewer options for broadband-quality Internet service. Adjusting for all census blocks in city limits, the average customer will have 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. Areas with better choices get lower pricing as the companies are incentivized to improve network infrastructure to win subscribers.
The plans listed above are collected by hand by our data science team.
Cable is the main network type with coverage in Manchester that buyers should consider. Low broadband-class Internet services in Manchester is to blame for poor average download speeds locally, which rank 96.88% under the Kentucky average. Still, 18.79 Mbps can handle most intensive uses including Twitch. Data caps are common in Manchester. Data limits ultimately create more issues for streaming video than speeds alone.
Internet Statistics 2022
9.7% of consumers in Manchester1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Manchester, Kentucky
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.4%|
|Peoples Rural Telephone||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||43.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||21.8%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||21.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Manchester
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Manchester
Data from our research team shows that many of the common ISPs use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Manchester to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Manchester||18.8 Mbps||8||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +526.8 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +142.5 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +162.1 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +167.8 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +160.3 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.39 ( $0.00 )|