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Internet Providers in Kenton, Ohio
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Internet Access in Kenton, Ohio
Information below is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to enhance that data on a census block or lit address level. Plane and pricing data is collected manually by our market research team. We have collected and verified 369 Internet plans in the area around Kenton. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,286 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.
So far as availability, the average Kenton home will have 4-5 companies serving their address, or exactly 4.49 ISPs per census block. Only 30.16 percent of Kenton residents are limited to one choice for Internet service.
Viasat Internet is the most commonly available option in Kenton. They are available to close to one hundred percent of Kenton. HughesNet is also a common choice in the area, serving close to one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Kenton is 25 Mbps.
Windstream is a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Kenton with a top download speed of 300 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet access in Kenton. fixed wireless outfits like WATCH Communications can offer 15 Mbps or more using wireless links. Aside from residential broadband, there are 6 providers in Kenton offering enterprise and business/smb subscriptions like SD-WAN or custom fiber loops. BroadbandNow includes all providers with business packages on their site, although some providers can connect both home and business Internet.
Cable is the main Internet option with coverage in Kenton that residents should consider. The lack of robust broadband Internet services in Kenton is largely to blame for the low download speed averages, which clock in 23.93% under the Ohio average. Regardless, 84.08 Mbps will handle common applications including streaming Netflix. Plans that have data caps from the bigger Internet providers around Kenton pose more of an issue for video streaming than speeds alone.
Internet Statistics 2021
30.2% of consumers in Kenton4,000 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 Kenton, Ohio
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||95.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.7%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Around Kenton
Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the top providers in the area currently place a limit on data use on residential broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue lately because consumers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain that data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Kenton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Kenton||84.1 Mbps||11||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +450.3 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +64.7 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +76.5 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +85.4 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +78 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|