Internet Providers in Kenton, OH

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Residential Internet Statistics for Kenton, OH
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.77

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 365 Internet plans in the area around Kenton. Real-world speed test data shown here for Kenton is currently based on the 3,675 speed tests shown in the tools below.

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 16.93% under the Ohio average. Regardless, 70.47 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.

  • There are 17 internet providers in Kenton with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Kenton is the 89th most connected city in Ohio ahead of Forest, Alger, Mount Victory, and Belle Center, but behind La Rue.
  • The fastest zip code in Kenton for April 2021 is 43326. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 300 Mbps DSL 27s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Kenton, Ohio

  • Windstream - DSL - 95.1% Availability in Kenton - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 68.2% Availability in Kenton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 9.0% Availability in Kenton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 1.7% Availability in Kenton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Kenton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Kenton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Kenton

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Kenton is the 89th most connected city in Ohio ahead of Forest, Alger, Mount Victory, and Belle Center, but behind La Rue.

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.

Fiber Availability: 9% of people living in Kenton have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 70% of Kenton 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, 43326 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Kenton.

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

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.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Kenton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 95.1%+ 300 Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 68.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
HDER LINK Fixed Wireless 49.0%+ 100 Mbps
NKTelco Wireless Fixed Wireless 20.0%+ 300 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 9.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Speedwavz Fixed Wireless 5.8%+ 20 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 1.7%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Agile Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
WATCH Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 15 Mbps
Independents Fiber Network Fiber 51.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 27.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 4.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 4.3%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Kenton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Kenton 70.5 Mbps 11 $0.55 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +344.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +48.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.17 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +45.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +56.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +57.1 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )