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Internet Providers in Akron, Ohio
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Internet Access in Akron, Ohio
According to availability data, the average household in Akron has access to 3-4 companies In context, this is a lot of choice in comparison to similar-sized cities in Ohio. Competition is correlated with lower regional pricing.
Taking a look at network technologies being used across Akron, the most prevalent wired broadband connection infrastructures are IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless (89.69 percent coverage) and Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage). Regular cable TV corporations are where customers look for cable home Internet, since they can re-purpose existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to the Internet. Akron customers of cable providers like Spectrum overwhelmingly select cable because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.)
The broadband access data on this page is sourced from provider coverage reports, and is enhanced using privatized data sources to create more useful listings than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.
Spectrum is the most commonly available Internet option for Akron residents. They are available to close to one hundred percent of Akron. Viasat Internet is the most likely second option, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. Viasat's fastest plan in Akron is 35 Mbps.
Besides the Internet options listed above, HughesNet is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in near one hundred percent of the Akron area.
- There are 24 internet providers in Akron with 12 of those offering residential service
- Akron is the 223rd most connected city in Ohio ahead of Cuyahoga Falls, Barberton, Tallmadge, Munroe Falls, and Mogadore.
- Explore internet access for communities within Akron: Fairlawn and New Franklin
- The fastest zip code in Akron for July 2021 is 44305. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.5% of consumers in Akron4,000 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 Akron, Ohio
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber and Fixed Wireless||8s||89.7%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||71.8%|
|DSI Stream||200 Mbps||Fiber||40s||0.3%|
|Massillon Cable TV||100 Mbps||Fiber||1m 21s||2.5%|
|Massillon Cable TV||100 Mbps||Cable||1m 21s||0.2%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||9.6%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
Internet Service Access for Education in Akron
University Of Akron Main Campus and Itt Technical Institute-Akron are the largest universities in Akron. For the 24,224 combined students living in the area, fast internet access is a must for obtaining online course materials and conducting research. University Of Akron Main Campus homes have 1 providers available in area on average, while Itt Technical Institute-Akron has nearer to 2. University Of Akron Main Campus students that live around campus can expect to get download speeds of around 30.52 Mbps, according to speed test data in the University Of Akron Main Campus zip. Speeds surrounding Itt Technical Institute-Akron average out to 216.4 Mbps over 10,231 tests run in the past year.
FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to better broadband access for college and high school attendees.
Internet access in Akron neighborhoods
Akron coverage data is available in the following specific local communities: Fairlawn, New Franklin.
Compare Akron to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Akron||125.1 Mbps||15||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +409.3 Mbps )||17 ( +2 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +23.7 Mbps )||17 ( +2 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +35.5 Mbps )||15||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +44.4 Mbps )||23 ( +8 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +37 Mbps )||8 ( -7 )||$0.59 ( + $0.00 )|