How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Austin, Nevada
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Internet Access in Austin, Nevada
For more sparsely populated areas such as Austin, fixed wireless from towers and other wireless Internet technologies provide the most common connectivity choice. FCC records and our private datasets show little to no wired broadband Internet infrastructure availability at residential addresses, but fixed wireless Internet is a decent alternative available to 90.55 percent of the area.
Looking at the less developed neighborhoods within Austin, as many as 500 people are left with one (or zero) choices for broadband Internet.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
The Internet access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data from the FCC and privatized data collected directly from ISPs, or via private sources. Statistics about speed and performance averages comes via M-Labs, which is the speed test utility integrated into our site as well as Google search results. Our research team has manually sourced pricing and service data on 109 broadband packages within the Austin market as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Austin500 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 Austin, Nevada
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Cord Cutting in Austin
Data from our market research team suggests that some of the common ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers view them as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Austin to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Austin||33.6 Mbps||5||$2.45 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +500.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +115.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +127 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +135.9 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +128.5 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|