Internet Providers in Belle Center, OH

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Residential Internet Statistics for Belle Center, OH
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $61.75

Internet Access in Belle Center, Ohio

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Belle Center. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC reports, and is enhanced through private data sources to output more detailed resources than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is generated thanks to our data analysis division, who collect tens of thousands of data points every year. There are 308 plans collected in Belle Center from 2014 to the present, with 43 Internet plans currently available in the area.

In terms of network tech installed in the area, we see that the most prevalent wired Internet tech varieties are DSL and Cable, with 92.82% and 60.02% respectively. TV providers are usually the source for cable home Internet service, seeing as they can re-purpose their existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Local customers of cable ISPs such as Spectrum often select it because of the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.) Phone companies are the main source for DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL transmits digital data via telephone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted copper construction seen in telephone lines has slightly less bandwidth than more modern techs like cable and fiber.

CenturyLink provides a common second choice to the primary providers, serving Belle Center with 92 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 80 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only choice for Internet service in Belle Center. fixed wireless companies such as WATCH Communications are able to offer 15 Mbps or more via wireless links. Aside from home Internet, there are 4 providers in the city marketing specialized enterprise and business technologies such as point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. Our search results include all providers with business packages online, but consumer-focused companies might have unlisted business packages as well.

Activate the map shown below to explore broadband competition at the granular street level. As you can see, while the majority of locations have around 3-4 options, some areas are less connected and might be limited to one. Despite network advances, a notable 38.6 percent of residents are limited to one Internet service choice.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Belle Center, Ohio

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Belle Center, Ohio

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 92.8% Availability in Belle Center - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 60.0% Availability in Belle Center - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 3.5% Availability in Belle Center - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 3.0% Availability in Belle Center - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Belle Center - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Belle Center - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Belle Center

Belle Center Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Belle Center is the 748th most connected city in Ohio behind Russells Point, Mount Victory, Lakeview, Bellefontaine, and Huntsville.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Logan 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.

Approximately 61% of Belle Center 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.

In Logan County, approximately 6,000 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 in Belle Center

Data collected by our researchers shows that popular ISPs in Belle Center currently use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers explain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Belle Center

Provider Type Coverage Speed
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 92.8%+ 100 Mbps
Byhalia.net Fixed Wireless 84.0%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 60.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Speedwavz Fixed Wireless 13.2%+ 20 Mbps
Windstream DSL 3.5%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 3.0%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 80 Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 15 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 31.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Agile Networks Fixed Wireless 13.3%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 1.9%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 0.9%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Belle Center to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Belle Center 9 Mbps 9 $0.75 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +406.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +109.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +107.2 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +118.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +118.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )