Internet Providers in Merigold, MS

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

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 136 Internet plans for Merigold. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 42 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 13.63 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

600 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 Merigold, 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
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T Internet 18 Mbps IPBB 7m 35s
Franklin Telephone 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s
Mound Bayou Telephone 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Merigold, Mississippi

  • Sparklight - Cable - 59.1% Availability in Merigold - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Franklin Telephone - DSL - 53.7% Availability in Merigold - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • C Spire Fiber - Fiber - 29.8% Availability in Merigold - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mound Bayou Telephone - DSL - 1.8% Availability in Merigold - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 1.2% Availability in Merigold - Speeds up to 18 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Merigold - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Merigold - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Merigold

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Merigold is the 102nd most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Cleveland, Mound Bayou, Boyle, and Parchman, but behind Shelby.

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 Bolivar 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: 19% of people living in Merigold 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 49% of Merigold 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 Bolivar 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Merigold

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Delta Link Fixed Wireless 97.8%+ 10 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 59.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Franklin Telephone DSL 53.7%+ 10 Mbps
C Spire Fiber Fiber 29.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mound Bayou Telephone DSL 1.8%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 1.2%+ 18 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Delta Link Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
C Spire Business Fiber 28.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 0.4%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Merigold to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Merigold 13.6 Mbps 8 $0.75 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +401.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +102.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +113.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114 Mbps ) 8 $0.34 ( $0.00 )