Internet Providers in Phelps, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Phelps, KY
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $100.2

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

300 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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Phelps

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Phelps is the 517th most connected city in Kentucky behind Delbarton, Belfry, Williamson, Kimper, and Hurley.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Pike 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 84% of Phelps 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 Pike County, approximately 4,000 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 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 )