Internet Providers in Smith, Nevada

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Residential Internet Statistics for Smith, NV
Average Speed Test Result: 11.9 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 0 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 100%

Internet Access in Smith, Nevada

The average census block area in Smith is served by 2.71 ISPs. This means that most houses in the area have at least 2-3 options for Internet, and residents can change providers when they are dissatisfied with a company.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Smith.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected twice a year and only published six months later, availability shown here may not be complete.

Wireless technologies have a few notable issues, making wireless options far from affordable for broadband Internet service. Limited data use ("data caps") are the big one.

In summary, Smith addresses that for any reason can't access plans from HughesNet or Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) can still get wireless and mobile LTE options. See the map below for a granular overview of broadband competition. Speed test averages are also visualized by provider so you can compare Viasat and HughesNet download averages.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Smith, Nevada

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Smith, Nevada

  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Smith - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Smith - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Smith

Smith Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Smith is the 76th most connected city in Nevada behind Hawthorne, Minden, Yerington, Gardnerville, and Wellington.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 9,000 people in Lyon 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 Lyon County, approximately 15,000 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 Video Streaming Around Smith

Data collected by our researchers suggests that popular ISPs in the area currently use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because users view them as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Smith

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Preferred Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Northern Nevada High Speed Internet Fixed Wireless 71.1%+ 12 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Preferred Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 10 Mbps
Sky Fiber Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps

Compare Smith to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Smith 11.9 Mbps 5 $3.90 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +337.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +95.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +87.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +99.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +103.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )