Internet Providers in Durant, Mississippi

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Internet Statistics for Durant, MS
Providers: 4
Max Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
Fiber: Not Available
Cable: Available
DSL: Available

Internet Access in Durant, Mississippi

There are 2.65 broadband providers per census block in Durant. This means that most households in Durant have at least 2-3 options so far as Internet service, and it is easier for residents to switch if they are disappointed with a particular provider.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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.

AT&T Internet 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 211 Durant Internet plans since 2014, with 17 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.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Durant with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Durant is the 158th most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Pickens, Goodman, Lexington, West, and Sallis.
  • The fastest zip code in Durant for February 2021 is 39063. (see all below).

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
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Durant, Mississippi

  • AT&T Internet - 89.7% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Sparklight - 82.5% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Durant - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Durant

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Durant is the 158th most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Pickens, Goodman, Lexington, West, and Sallis.

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

Approximately 4,000 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.

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.

As of this month, 39063 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Durant.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Holmes County, approximately 6,000 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
AT&T Internet DSL 89.7%+ 100 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 82.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
C Spire Business Fiber 77.2%+ 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 9.9 Mbps 5 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +339.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +97.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +89.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +101.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +105.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )