Internet Providers in Star, MS

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Internet Statistics for Star, MS
Fastest Speed Available: 1200 Mbps

Internet Access in Star, Mississippi

Star has several network types locally including fiber, cable, and DSL. Fiber to the Home, by far the more robust broadband option for upload speed, is available in 63.83 percent of the Star area, across all all ISPs. Cable service, generally considered the middle ground technology, is available to near one hundred percent of Star residents.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, XFINITY from Comcast and Viasat Internet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Xfinity and Viasat is common in Star.

2 Internet options per address isn't a high amount of choice, but it's enough to reduce pricing in neighborhoods where providers overlap. Internet choice can vary depending on location.

HughesNet and Windstream also offer coverage in Star, with overlap in some blocks.

The broadband access insights on the page below are based on a mix of public governmental data and private data we source from telecoms. Average statistics regarding speed data comes via M-Labs. Our in-house market researchers have hand-filed package price on 278 Internet plans in the Star market to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Star, Mississippi

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
C Spire Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Star, Mississippi

  • Windstream - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Star - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Star - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • C Spire Fiber - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Star - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 29.8% Availability in Star - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Star - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Star - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Star

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Star is the 81st most connected city in Mississippi ahead of Florence, Terry, and Braxton, but behind Jackson and Brandon.

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 Rankin 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: 64% of people living in Star 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 100% of Star 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 Rankin 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 and Cord Cutting Around Star

Data from our researchers shows that popular ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because users view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Star

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 100% 200 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 100% 1,200 Mbps
C Spire Fiber Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 29.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
C Spire Business Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 99.8%+ 987 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps