Internet Providers in Akron, Ohio

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Residential Internet Statistics for Akron, OH
Wired Internet Providers: 8
Average Speed Test Result: 85.86 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 2,500 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0%

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 Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage) and IPBB (89.70 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 (formerly Exede) 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.

Internet Statistics 2021

3,000 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
AT&T Internet 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
FairlawnGig 2,500 Mbps Fiber 3s
Armstrong 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Massillon Cable TV 100 Mbps Fiber and Cable 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Akron, Ohio

  • AT&T Internet - 89.7% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 100.0% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Frontier - 9.6% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • FairlawnGig - 4.4% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 2,500 Mbps
  • Massillon Cable TV - 2.5% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Armstrong - 0.1% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Akron - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Akron

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Akron is the 260th most connected city in Ohio ahead of Cuyahoga Falls, Barberton, Tallmadge, Munroe Falls, and Mogadore.

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

Fiber Availability: 22% of people living in Akron have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of Akron residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 44333 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Akron.

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 29.11 Mbps, according to speed test data in the University Of Akron Main Campus zip. Speeds surrounding Itt Technical Institute-Akron average out to 144.46 Mbps over 19,947 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 and New Franklin.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Akron

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet DSL and Fiber 89.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 100% 940 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 9.6%+ 115 Mbps
FairlawnGig Fiber 4.4%+ 2,500 Mbps
Massillon Cable TV Fiber and Cable 2.5%+ 100 Mbps
Armstrong Cable 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 97.8%+ 940 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 31.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
FairlawnGig Fiber 12.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 11.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Agile Networks Fixed Wireless 10.9%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 21.1%+ 115 Mbps
US Signal Company Fiber 7.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 3.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
First Communications Copper 5.8%+ 100 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 5.2%+ 50 Mbps
Fusion Copper 3.9%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 3.5%+ 500 Mbps
MCTV BusinessPro Fiber 2.8%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.1%+ 6 Mbps
Armstrong Cable and Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Akron to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Akron 85.9 Mbps 13 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +263.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +21.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +5 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +13.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +25.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +29.4 Mbps ) 9 ( -4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )