Internet Providers in Manchester, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Manchester, KY
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.49

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.

10.8 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 68.96% under the Kentucky average. Still, 15.74 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.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Manchester with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Manchester is the 282nd most connected city in Kentucky ahead of London, East Bernstadt, Annville, and Tyner, but behind Lily.
  • The fastest zip code in Manchester for April 2021 is 40962. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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
Peoples Rural Telephone 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 300 Mbps DSL 27s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Manchester, Kentucky

  • Windstream - DSL - 99.4% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 64.5% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Peoples Rural Telephone - Fiber - 42.4% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 34.1% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Manchester

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Manchester is the 282nd most connected city in Kentucky ahead of London, East Bernstadt, Annville, and Tyner, but behind Lily.

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

Approximately 51 people in Clay 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: 50% of people living in Manchester 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 89% of Manchester 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.

As of this month, 40962 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Manchester.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Clay County, approximately 300 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Manchester

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 99.4%+ 300 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 64.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Peoples Rural Telephone Fiber 42.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 34.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 98.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 16.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 3.2%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Manchester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Manchester 15.7 Mbps 6 $0.63 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +399.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +100.5 Mbps ) 14 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +111.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +111.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )