Internet Providers in Durant, MS

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Internet Statistics for Durant, MS
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps

Internet Access in Durant, Mississippi

The average house in Durant has access to about 3-4 Internet Service Providers, or "ISPs." In context, this is a good amount of choice compared with other cities. Competition of two or more providers in a city is correlated with more affordable pricing.

Viasat Internet is the most common option in Durant. close to one hundred percent of the Durant area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, serving near one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Durant is 25 megabits per second.

EarthLink provides a common second choice, serving Durant with 89 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 25 Mbps.

The data listed here is primarily sourced via FCC filings. Then, it is enhanced using privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more detailed results than governmental websites. Address-level data isn't available for all providers. Information about pricing of specific broadband plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year. We've gathered 223 Durant Internet plans since 2014, with 22 Internet packages currently on the market in the area.

So, looking at the big picture, Durant's broadband infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many US metro areas: strong availability of cable and DSL, but limited options since most houses are limited to one company for either Internet service. The cable/DSL pattern comes from the fact that most Broadband providers were started pre-Internet as cable TV and landline phone corporations. So, they use pre-existing wired networks on utility poles for delivering broadband service. Fiber Internet is growing as an alternative. While not all "Fiber" plans are true "Fiber to the Home" connections, 61.99 percent of the population has access to fiber Internet stretching at least to the street nearby.

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 Durant, Mississippi

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
C Spire Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Durant, Mississippi

  • EarthLink - DSL - 89.7% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 89.7% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Sparklight - Cable - 82.3% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • C Spire Fiber - Fiber - 73.3% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Durant

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Durant is the 149th most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Goodman, Lexington, West, and Sallis, but behind Pickens.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Holmes 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.

Fiber Availability: 62% of people living in Durant have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 90% of Durant 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 Holmes County, approximately 5,000 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 Cap Issues Around Durant

Data from our researchers suggests that common ISPs currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue lately since subscribers see them as a strategy to discourage streaming, while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Durant

Provider Type Coverage Speed
EarthLink DSL 89.7%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 89.7%+ 100 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 82.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
C Spire Fiber Fiber 73.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
C Spire Business Fiber 78.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Durant to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Durant 10.2 Mbps 6 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +405.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +108.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +106 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +117.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +117.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )