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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Westerville, Ohio
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Internet Access in Westerville, Ohio
The overall most frequently available wired broadband technologies in Westerville are IPBB and Fiber networks followed by Cable networks. FCC filings show that IPBB and Fiber reaches a 97.58 percent footprint in the area, compared to the close to one hundred percent Cable penetration.
HughesNet is also a common Internet choice for Westerville. They offer primarily Satellite service in close to one hundred percent of Westerville. Bresco Broadband offers an alternative wireless service for 83 percent of local residents, although it needs roof access or proximity to a Bresco Broadband tower or access point.
Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is currently collected twice annually and only released 6+ months after, availability shown here may not be complete. We source availability and plan data directly from many companies to help fix this problem.
Competition between Internet service brands is strong for households in Westerville, and the average census block is served by 4-5 ISPs. (4.58 per census block.)
Spectrum is the most widespread Internet option on the whole, with coverage for close to one hundred percent of Westerville residents. Viasat Internet, in contrast, has availability to close to one hundred percent of the population. We've seen download speeds in excess of 25 Mbps for both providers, which meets the FCC minimum for "broadband"-level and is more than enough for streaming Netflix. Spectrum also has widespread business broadband in Westerville. See the coverage map on this page to see Internet options at the census block level in Westerville.
Internet Statistics 2022
0.4% of consumers in Westerville300 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 Westerville, Ohio
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||1,000 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||97.6%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||64.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||44.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||44.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||2.2%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||1.2%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Westerville
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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.
Internet Service Availability Surrounding Otterbein University
Students living within two miles of Otterbein University can expect to have a selection of 3 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Westerville, Spectrum and Viasat are the most prevalent options. Speed tests suggest that internet performance in the Otterbein University area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (113.2 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Westerville who need to stream HD video, split the cost of a router with housemates, and etc. Since these averages are calculated on public performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search box on this page to see the latest information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Westerville Telecommuting and Tech
Westerville currently has 2,824 active workers who operate primarily out of a home. 69.87 of those telecommuters earn less than $75K per year. If you're installing a home network for telecommuting, be sure to check any data limits. Some Internet packages in Westerville have data caps, which might be difficult if you use a lot of data for work purposes. Business-class plans should be provided for those who need more than a regular residential bundle.
Data Caps in Westerville
Internet providers have been moving to add data limits for their residential broadband plans in recent years. Some major providers in the area — AT&T Internet included — have plans with data caps, according to the latest data. Data caps vary quite a bit, and run anywhere from 250GB up to a Terabyte or more. Data limits are usually quite high, so they won't affect most cord cutters. Potential AT&T Internet customers in Westerville are advised to double check data limits when signing up, and not presume them based on statements online.
Compare Westerville to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Westerville||152.9 Mbps||13||$0.29 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +392.7 Mbps )||21 ( +8 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +8.4 Mbps )||20 ( +7 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +28 Mbps )||19 ( +6 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +33.7 Mbps )||26 ( +13 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +26.2 Mbps )||10 ( -3 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|