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Internet Providers in Fountain, North Carolina
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Internet Access in Fountain, North Carolina
As it stands, DSL is the only wired broadband network choice that has meaningful availability for residents of Fountain proper. As of our most current data, it can be accessed by 87.51 percent of the city. DSL Internet service is delivered overtraditional telephone wires you see on telephone poles. This is why it is provided by telephone operators, such as CenturyLink.
CenturyLink is an alternative. They offer a maximum speed of 80 Mbps.
According to the latest FCC reporting, 98.55 percent of residents (1,000 residents total) are limited to a single option for home Internet.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available choice for Fountain residents. The company is accessible for near one hundred percent of Fountain. HughesNet is the most likely second option, providing near one hundred percent of Fountain with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest package we've found for HughesNet for Fountain is 25 Mbps.
Internet availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of public government data and private datasets collected from industry sources. Average statistics about speed and performance averages comes via M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome queries. Our in-house researchers have manually validated pricing on 217 broadband deals for the Fountain market as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
98.6% of consumers in Fountain1,000 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 Fountain, North Carolina
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||87.5%|
|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 Video Streaming Around Fountain
Data from our research team shows that popular providers use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since customers view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Fountain to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fountain||24.1 Mbps||4||$0.83 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +510.3 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +124.7 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +136.5 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +145.4 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +138 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|