Internet Providers in Marks, MS

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

Internet Access in Marks, Mississippi

Marks has only two major broadband network choices: coaxial cable (72.50% coverage) and DSL (80.70% availability). Coaxial cable Internet is generally provided by cable TV corporations, using their pre-existing coaxial copper television wires mounted on utility poles or buried in the street. DSL, similarly, is delivered via twisted copper phone wires. Most Marks neighborhoods and census blocks can access both cable and DSL from two alternating ISPs.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Marks.

Broadband competition for residents of the Marks area is strong. The average home has 3-4 providers to choose from. Access isn't distributed fairly, however. A notable 19.26 percent of the population still only have one option.

Remember that since FCC data is only processed biannually and only released six or more months after that, availability shown here may not be complete.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, AT&T Internet is another option to consider. They have Internet in 80 percent of the Marks area.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Marks with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Marks is the 177th most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Crenshaw, Lambert, Tutwiler, and Courtland, but behind Clarksdale.
  • The fastest zip code in Marks for July 2021 is 38646. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Marks, Mississippi

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 72.5%
C Spire Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 39.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB and Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 80.7%
EarthLink 18 Mbps DSL 7m 35s 80.7%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Marks

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Marks is the 177th most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Crenshaw, Lambert, Tutwiler, and Courtland, but behind Clarksdale.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Quitman 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: 30% of people living in Marks 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 81% of Marks 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, 38646 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Marks.

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

In Quitman County, approximately 2,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Marks

Data from our market researchers suggests that common providers in Marks use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Marks to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Marks 9.9 Mbps 7 $0.79 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +524.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +138.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +150.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +159.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +152.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )