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Internet Providers in Merigold, Mississippi
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Internet Access in Merigold, Mississippi
Data below is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. We leverage direct provider reports to further validate and enhance the data, down to the census block or lit address level. Plane and pricing information is aggregated manually by our data team. We've analyzed and verified 129 Internet plans for Merigold. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 8 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) and Franklin Telephone can also provide Internet service in Merigold, with 59 percent and 53 percent penetration respectively.
As you might expect for cities with Merigold's level of telecom competition, the average download speeds in Merigold fall short of the Mississippi average. The current average download speed in Merigold over the past twelve months is 24.54 Mbps.
In summary, Internet services could use improvement in Merigold, but the average home still has 2-3 companies able to service the address. For now, a limited 600 Merigold locals have access to fewer than one options for wired broadband.
Internet Statistics 2021
52.4% of consumers in Merigold600 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Merigold, Mississippi
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Sparklight (formerly Cable One)||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||59.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||18 Mbps||IPBB||7m 35s||13.1%|
|Franklin Telephone||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||53.7%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Merigold
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.
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 Cap Issues in Merigold
Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the common ISPs in Merigold place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Merigold to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Merigold||24.5 Mbps||7||$0.75 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +521.1 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +136.8 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +156.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +162.1 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +154.6 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|