Internet Service Providers in Sheffield Lake, Ohio

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sheffield Lake, OH
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 49.4 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.02%

Internet Access in Sheffield Lake, Ohio

There are two widely available broadband providers for Sheffield Lake residents: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage for practically one hundred percent of the population. As for HughesNet, they provide Satellite, with availability in near one hundred percent of Sheffield Lake.

In terms of network technologies in use in the area, we see that the most widespread wired broadband Internet technology varieties are DSL (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage). Traditional cable TV companies are where customers look for cable home Internet, since they can utilize existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for Sheffield Lake residents because of the strong mix of speed and value. DSL Internet service is transmitted by phone lines on utility poles, and comes from companies such as CenturyLink that own copper phone wires. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major broadband options.

The information on this page comes from FCC coverage reports, and is using private databases to output more detailed results than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year. There are 341 Internet plans in Sheffield Lake from 2014 to the present, with 37 Internet or bundled deals currently active.

The average household in Sheffield Lake has 3-4 companies at any given address.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, CenturyLink is also in Sheffield Lake with DSL availability in virtually one hundred percent of residents and a top speed of 60 Mbps. Providers like North Coast Wireless Communications connect their customers to 50 Mbps or more via wireless relays. There are 3 providers offering enterprise services like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map on the page below to see how many options are available on a granular level.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Sheffield Lake with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Sheffield Lake is the 415th most connected city in Ohio behind Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Lorain, and Elyria.
  • The fastest zip code in Sheffield Lake for February 2021 is 44054. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sheffield Lake, Ohio

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sheffield Lake, Ohio

  • CenturyLink - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield Lake - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield Lake - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • WOW! - 71.9% Availability in Sheffield Lake - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield Lake - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield Lake - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sheffield Lake

Sheffield Lake Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Sheffield Lake is the 415th most connected city in Ohio behind Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Lorain, and Elyria.

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 Lorain 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 100% of Sheffield Lake 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, 44054 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Sheffield Lake.

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

In Lorain County, approximately 21,000 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 in Sheffield Lake

Many Internet companies have been moving to add data limits on their home WiFi and broadband packages. Some major Internet service providers in Sheffield Lake — CenturyLink included — have data caps. Data caps in general vary quite a bit, and run from 250GB to one Terabyte. The majority of residential Internet data caps will be very high, meaning they don't pose a problem for the majority of customers. CenturyLink customers in Sheffield Lake are advised to double check data use policies when signing up, and not presume the caps based on marketing materials.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sheffield Lake

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
North Coast Wireless Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 100% 940 Mbps
WOW! Cable 71.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 96.3%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
North Coast Wireless Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 14.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Sheffield Lake to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sheffield Lake 49.4 Mbps 7 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +299.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +57.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +50.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +62.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +65.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Sheffield Lake

Centurylink speed only up to 3Mbps

Centurylink started good with advertised speed up to 15Mbps. After 6 months, speed slowed to 8 Mbps and 1 month later speed is now 2-3 Mbps.