Internet Providers in Shelby Gap, KY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Shelby Gap, KY
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $83.25

Internet Access in Shelby Gap, Kentucky

The average Shelby Gap household has access to Internet service from 1 different providers.

The data on this page comes from FCC filings, and is validated using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to create more useful results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually.

Considering network tech available across Shelby Gap, the most frequently available wired Internet connection varieties are Cable (90.79 percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage). Television corporations are usually the source for cable home Internet service, since they can utilize their existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Shelby Gap subscribers to cable service providers like Suddenlink Communications generally select it because of the combination of low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.)

Suddenlink Communications is an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer 90 percent coverage and a top speed of 150 Mbps.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Shelby Gap so far as coverage area. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these ISPs frequently compete at addresses in different neighborhoods around Shelby Gap.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 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 Shelby Gap, Kentucky

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Inter Mountain Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 4.5%
Suddenlink Communications 940 Mbps Cable 8s 90.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 5 Mbps IPBB 27m 18s 4.5%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Shelby Gap

Shelby Gap Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Shelby Gap is the 630th most connected city in Kentucky behind Pound, Clintwood, Jenkins, Elkhorn City, and Virgie.

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.

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 and Video Streaming Around Shelby Gap

Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the popular providers in Shelby Gap place some sort of limit on streaming on residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since users see caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.