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Internet Providers in Virgie, Kentucky
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Internet Access in Virgie, Kentucky
Information on this page is calculated from biannual FCC provider coverage filings. We also use direct reporting from providers to further validate and enhance the data on a census block level. Plan, pricing, and other data is hand-gathered by our market research team. BroadbandNow has analyzed and verified 171 broadband deals in Virgie since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 549 records as of 2022. 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.
Taking a look at network tech offered the area, the most widespread wired Internet technology options are IPBB and Satellite, with 60.36% and close to one hundred percent respectively.
Inter Mountain Cable is a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer 93 percent coverage and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only way to get Internet access in Virgie. For example, fixed wireless providers such as GigaBeam Networks can achieve 50 Mbps using wireless hardware.
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Virgie residents. The provider is available to practically one hundred percent of Virgie census blocks. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest package we've found for HughesNet in Virgie is 25 Mbps.
To get a granular look at how broadband access changes around the area, click to initialize the map below. Averaged over all addresses, the average amount of market competition is 1.63 companies in each census block. This leaves 43.63% of residents with only one provider.
Internet Statistics 2022
43.6% of consumers in Virgie1,000 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 Virgie, Kentucky
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Inter Mountain Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||93.6%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||24.7%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||24.7%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s||60.4%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Virgie
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 and Cord Cutting in Virgie
Data collected by our market researchers shows that common ISPs in Virgie place a limit on streaming for their home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue because customers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Virgie to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Virgie||45.5 Mbps||7||$0.71 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +500.1 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +115.8 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +135.4 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +141.1 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +133.6 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|