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Internet Providers in West Van Lear, Kentucky
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Internet Access in West Van Lear, Kentucky
West Van Lear's service and availability data on this page is calculated from FCC Form 477 data and cross-validated against private records. Since 2014, we have analyzed 266 rows of governmental and private data about Internet access in the West Van Lear area. Our research division has manually sourced local pricing for 183 Internet plans in West Van Lear. We currently have limited speed test information from the West Van Lear area — only 8 recordings in the most recent 12 months. For this reason you should compare official download rates listed above for local Internet providers such as AT&T Internet or Viasat Internet.
In terms of availability, the average West Van Lear home has 3 companies at their location.
AT&T Internet is the most common option for West Van Lear residents. The company is available to near one hundred percent of West Van Lear. Viasat Internet is the most common second option, serving virtually one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite Internet service. The fastest package listed by Viasat in West Van Lear is 35 Mbps.
HughesNet provides a common second choice to the primary providers (AT&T Internet and Viasat). They offer a top speed of 25 Mbps.
The big picture is that Satellite and IPBB and Fixed Wireless are the most prevalent network types available in West Van Lear. The mapping tools and public speed test data seen below show how the real-world speed test results differ between neighborhoods and providers in and around West Van Lear.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In West Van Lear, Kentucky
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Foothills Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||97.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||25 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 in West Van Lear
Internet providers have been moving to increase the use of "data caps" onto home Internet plans as of late. The market trend holds true in the West Van Lear market, with local Internet companies like Shentel selling capped plans. This doesn't matter for most Internet users, but is liable to affect users that stream a large amount of HD or 4K content. If you have data usage concerns, start by checking for fiber at your address using the search bar at the top of this page. Fiber is sometimes a bit more expensive, but usually offer unlimited data and streaming since fiber infrastructure doesn't share cable and DSL's bandwidth limitations.
Compare West Van Lear to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|West Van Lear||5.7 Mbps||6||$0.74 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +528.7 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +143.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +154.9 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +163.8 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +156.4 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|