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Internet Providers in Galion, Ohio
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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 391 broadband plans in Galion since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,268 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
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 12.87 of the local population still has only one or fewer choices for broadband service.
Viasat Internet 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
12.9% of consumers in Galion2,000 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 Galion, Ohio
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||5.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||87.0%|
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.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
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.
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.
Compare Galion to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Galion||93.3 Mbps||8||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +441.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +55.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +67.3 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +76.2 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +68.8 Mbps )||8||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|