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Internet Providers in Fountain, Michigan
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Internet Access in Fountain, Michigan
As it stands, DSL is the only wired network choice that has a meaningful level of coverage at addresses in Fountain. According to the latest data pull, it can be accessed by around 3.49 percent of Fountain. DSL service reaches subscribers over twisted copper landline phone wires, which is why it is provided by phone companies like AT&T Internet.
AT&T Internet is the third largest wired broadband provider in Fountain. They are available for 69 percent of the area. Michwave Technologies is also a common option — while fixed wireless isn't as well known as cable, it it offers similar speed and quality in some cases.
100 percent of Fountain is still left with only one or zero Internet choices. For those outside these underserved areas, the average resident has at least 2-3 providers to choose from. Areas with more choices get reduced prices, since the providers will upgrade service to earn subscribers.
The plans shown here are manually collected through our data staff. We've aggregated 163 plans in Fountain since 2014.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable providers in Fountain in terms of coverage. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these providers frequently overlap around Fountain.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Fountain2,000 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 Fountain, Michigan
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||69.4%|
|Carr Telephone Company||30 Mbps||DSL||4m 33s||1.6%|
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.
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 in Fountain
Data from our market researchers suggests that many of the common ISPs in Fountain place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately because subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain data caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Fountain to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fountain||12.3 Mbps||8||$0.86 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +522.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +136.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +148.3 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +157.2 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +149.8 Mbps )||8||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|