Internet Providers in Melvin, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Melvin, KY
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $114

Internet Access in Melvin, Kentucky

Information below is calculated based on biannual FCC broadband coverage filings. We also use direct reporting from providers and other private datasets to further validate the information. Pricing and plan data is gathered through our research division. We've collected and verified 97 Internet deals in Melvin since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 186 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

47.75 percent of households (200 residents total) have a single option for home residential broadband, or none at all.

Inter Mountain Cable is a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer 98 percent coverage and a maximum download speed of 750 Mbps.

Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Melvin residents. The provider is available to near one hundred percent of Melvin. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving close to one hundred percent of Melvin with Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet in Melvin is 25 megabits per second download.

Satellite is the primary Internet option with coverage around Melvin worth considering. For more detailed results, type your zip into the search tool at the top of this page.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Melvin, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Inter Mountain Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Coalfields Telephone Company 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s 52.3%
Inter-Mountain Cable 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s 52.3%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Melvin

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Melvin is the 498th most connected city in Kentucky ahead of Virgie and Harold, but behind Pikeville, Shelbiana, and Mc Dowell.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Floyd 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.

Approximately 52% of Melvin 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 Floyd 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 Melvin

Data collected by our market researchers shows that top providers currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because customers see them as a strategy to stop streaming services. Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Melvin to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Melvin 65.2 Mbps 5 $0.83 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +469.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +83.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +95.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +104.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +96.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )