Internet Service Providers in Mountain City, Nevada

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Residential Internet Statistics for Mountain City, NV
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 3.12 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 20 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 100%

Internet Access in Mountain City, Nevada

Consumers will find 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in Mountain City. There are 2 LTE companies, and 5 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is only collected biannually and only published 6+ months after filing, providers shown below may not reflect the latest upgrades.

100 percent of Mountain City is currently cut off from choice when it comes to true broadband Internet service. This isn't a surprise, seeing as competition between Internet providers is low. Addresses in the local area usually have 1-2 options for Internet service, when averaged across the whole community.

Wireless Internet connections like satellite have a few big caveats, making wireless options less than ideal for broadband Internet service. data limits present the biggest issue, although fixed wireless data limits are often similar to those on wired DSL Internet plans.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common overall. They offer coverage for near one hundred percent of Mountain City residents. HughesNet has registered availability for about close to one hundred percent of the population. The top download speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised packages as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule of thumb, anything above 10 Mbps is enough for streaming standard definition video on WiFi, but may become problematic when multiple people try to use high-bandwidth services like video chat and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the coverage maps below to compare Internet options on a granular level in Mountain City.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Mountain City with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Mountain City is the 56th most connected city in Nevada behind Buhl, Wells, Elko, Spring Creek, and Carlin.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Mountain City, Nevada

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Mountain City, Nevada

  • CenturyLink - 9.0% Availability in Mountain City - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Mountain City - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Mountain City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Mountain City

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Mountain City is the 56th most connected city in Nevada behind Buhl, Wells, Elko, Spring Creek, and Carlin.

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 Elko 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.

In Elko County, approximately 46,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Mountain City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 26.9%+ 9 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 9.0%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 40 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Mountain City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Mountain City 3.1 Mbps 5 $3.90 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +346 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +104 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +96.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +108.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +112.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )