Internet Providers in Phelps, KY
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Residential Internet Statistics for Phelps, KY
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$100.2|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Phelps, Kentucky
Internet Access in Phelps, Kentucky
Information below is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. We also use direct provider coverage reports to further validate that information. Plan and pricing information shown here is gathered by our research team. We have aggregated 124 bundled Internet plans in Phelps since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 90 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.
Looking at less fortunate areas in Phelps, data shows that as many as 300 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet.
Inter Mountain Cable as well as AT&T Internet can also provide coverage in Phelps, with significant shared coverage areas in some streets.
Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Phelps.
To summarize, Phelps's broadband infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other Kentucky cities and towns: widespread coverage of cable and DSL, but only two choices since most houses are limited to a single provider for subscribing to either service. This pattern results from the fact that most Broadband providers were started pre-Internet as cable TV and landline phone companies, and use these pre-existing networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband Internet bundles.
Internet Statistics 2021
15.6% of consumers in Phelps300 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 Phelps, Kentucky
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Inter Mountain Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||93.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||6 Mbps||IPBB||22m 45s||88.9%|
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.
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 Caps Around Phelps
Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the popular ISPs use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because users see them as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting", while providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming services, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Phelps to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Phelps||0.8 Mbps||4||$0.85 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +533.6 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +148 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +159.8 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +168.7 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +161.3 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|