Internet Providers in Galion, Ohio

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Residential Internet Statistics for Galion, OH
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 44.1 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 5.96%

Internet Access in Galion, Ohio

Information on BroadbandNow is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider coverage reports and other private datasets to enhance that information. Plan and pricing information is collected through our data science team. Locally, we've aggregated 377 broadband plans in Galion since 2014. Speed test data listed for Galion is based on the 2,539 speed tests analyzed in the tools below.

When considering the network technology options in Galion, you essentially see two choices: cable and DSL (think Frontier Communications).

Most Galion homes have 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. Competition is good. It means most residents have at least two providers competing so far as pricing and service reliability. This high level of competition isn't distributed evenly, however. A surprising 13.19 of the local population still has only one or fewer choices for broadband service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Galion's most common wired broadband options.

Besides the Internet options listed above, Spectrum is a third option for coverage in 93 percent of Galion. Wireless choices are commonly available. However, the hardwired providers listed here virtually always offer stronger pricing. As detailed in the map below, the vast majority of residents have access to wired Internet.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Galion with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Galion is the 301st most connected city in Ohio ahead of Caledonia, Bucyrus, Mount Gilead, Crestline, and Shelby.
  • The fastest zip code in Galion for February 2021 is 44833. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Galion, Ohio

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Armstrong 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Galion, Ohio

  • Spectrum - 93.2% Availability in Galion - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Frontier - 87.0% Availability in Galion - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - 5.7% Availability in Galion - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Armstrong - 1.3% Availability in Galion - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Galion - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Galion - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Galion

Galion Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Galion is the 301st most connected city in Ohio ahead of Caledonia, Bucyrus, Mount Gilead, Crestline, and Shelby.

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 Crawford 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 87% of Galion 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, 44833 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Galion.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Crawford 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Galion

Data collected by our research team shows that top providers in the area use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers insist that caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Galion

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 93.2%+ 940 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 87.0%+ 115 Mbps
NCOOL.net Fixed Wireless 19.2%+ 25 Mbps
Wavelinc Communications Fixed Wireless 8.7%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 5.7%+ 60 Mbps
Armstrong Fiber 1.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Agile Networks Fixed Wireless 64.6%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 95.3%+ 940 Mbps
Wavelinc Communications Fixed Wireless 38.5%+ 50 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 30.1%+ 60 Mbps
Armstrong Fiber 3.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 0.5%+ 21 Mbps

Compare Galion to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Galion 44.1 Mbps 8 $0.67 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +305 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +63 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +55.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +67.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +71.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )