Internet Providers in Forest, OH

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Residential Internet Statistics for Forest, OH
Internet Providers: 13
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.49

Internet Access in Forest, Ohio

Forest currently has two common Internet service providers (ISPs): Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network has speeds as high as 100 Mbps and coverage in practically one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet mostly provides Satellite, with availability for virtually one hundred percent of the area and advertise download speeds of 25 Mbps.

The information listed here comes via FCC coverage reports, and is using private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more detailed resources than is available from government websites. Speeds and pricing data is generated by our data analysis division, who collect tens of thousands of data points every year.

In terms of network technologies installed in the Forest area, the most frequently available hardwired broadband Internet connection varieties are DSL (57.88 percent coverage) and Cable (55.63 percent coverage). Cable Internet is marketed by former cable TV providers, using preexisting TV network connections. Forest-area customers of cable ISPs such as Spectrum often pick it because of the combination of low pricing for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) DSL is transmitted via twisted copper telephone wires up on utility poles, and comes from service providers such as Frontier Communications that own copper phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all major wired Internet options.

The average home in Forest will have 4-5 companies serving their address, or precisely 4.23 providers per census block. Only 51.55 percent of the Forest population are limited to one choice for residential broadband.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Frontier Communications is also in the area with availability for 57 percent of residents and a recorded top speed of 12 Mbps. Fixed wireless providers like WATCH Communications can connect you to as much as 15 Mbps using direct wireless relays. Explore the interactive map below to see how many options are available on the census block level.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Forest with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Forest is the 201st most connected city in Ohio ahead of Arlington, Carey, and Ada, but behind Upper Sandusky and Kenton.

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 Forest, Ohio

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Forest, Ohio

  • Frontier - DSL - 57.9% Availability in Forest - Call For Speed Availability
  • Spectrum - Cable - 55.6% Availability in Forest - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 6.9% Availability in Forest - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Forest - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Forest - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Forest

Forest Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Forest is the 201st most connected city in Ohio ahead of Arlington, Carey, and Ada, but behind Upper Sandusky and Kenton.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Hardin 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 48% of Forest 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 Hardin 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Forest

Provider Type Coverage Speed
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
HDER LINK Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 91.5%+ 25 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 57.9%+ Call For Speed Availability
Spectrum Cable 55.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream DSL 6.9%+ 200 Mbps
NKTelco Wireless Fixed Wireless 6.8%+ 300 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 15 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 62.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Independents Fiber Network Fiber 47.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Forest to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Forest 3.4 Mbps 9 $1.04 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +412 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +115.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +112.8 Mbps ) 14 ( +5 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +124 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +124.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )