Internet Providers in Ames, NE
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Residential Internet Statistics for Ames, NE
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$64.42|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Ames, Nebraska
Internet Access in Ames, Nebraska
DSL service is the only wired broadband network choice with a meaningful level of coverage within Ames. According to our latest data pull, it can be accessed by approximately 63.64 percent of the local population. DSL Internet service reaches subscribers by telephone wires. This is why DSL often is provided by phone companies, such as CenturyLink.
There's a strong amount of competition between companies within Ames. However, 300 residents are still without service from multiple providers. If these residents aren't satisfied by the quality of service, they have to use a low-speed wireless option. However, this issue isn't widespread in Ames. The majority of households have 4-5 Internet options.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
The packages displayed above are manually collected by our data science staff.
Outside of the Internet options listed above, Rise Broadband provides a third choice for Internet in 67 percent of the Ames area. Fixed wireless providers such as Affordable Internet Solutions are also worth looking at. However, the incumbent wired providers usually offer a better value so far as speed and pricing.
Internet Statistics 2021
65.0% of consumers in Ames300 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 Ames, Nebraska
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|Great Plains Communications||100 Mbps||Fiber||1m 21s|
|CenturyLink||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Great Plains Communications||15 Mbps||DSL||9m 6s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ames, Nebraska
- Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 67.3% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- CenturyLink - DSL - 59.4% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 33.1% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Great Plains - DSL - 4.3% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 15 Mbps
- Great Plains - Fiber - 12.0% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 4.5% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ames - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 and Cord Cutting Around Ames
Data from our market research team suggests that some of the common providers in Ames use data caps for their home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Ames
|Affordable Internet Solutions||Fixed Wireless||100%||100 Mbps|
|Future Technologies||Fixed Wireless||100%||100 Mbps|
|Rise Broadband||Fixed Wireless||67.3%+||50 Mbps|
|LTD Broadband||Fixed Wireless||41.4%+||100 Mbps|
|Great Plains Communications||DSL||4.3%+||15 Mbps|
|Great Plains Communications||Fiber||12.0%+||100 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit||Fiber||4.5%+||940 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Rise Broadband||Fixed Wireless||100%||100 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL||100%||80 Mbps|
|LTD Broadband||Fixed Wireless||100%||100 Mbps|
|Great Plains Communications||Fiber||91.7%+||100 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||17.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Fiber||0.3%+||940 Mbps|
Compare Ames to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Ames||5.2 Mbps||11||$0.77 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +410.2 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +113.7 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +111 Mbps )||14 ( +3 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +122.2 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +122.4 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|