Internet Providers in Ransom, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ransom, PA
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $51.62

Internet Access in Ransom, Pennsylvania

Ransom has a total of 4 Internet service providers (ISPs) offering residential service. If you count business ISPs, that's 6 companies overall,. (Take note that some may be "double entries" as many companies list residential and enterprise service separately.)

As of the latest government reporting, 12.88 percent of Ransom households have only one option for home broadband.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Ransom. near one hundred percent of the Ransom area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common choice in the area, serving near one hundred percent of the area with Satellite broadband service. The fastest package we've seen for HughesNet for Ransom is 25 Mbps.

When we're looking at network technology installed within the city, we see that the most widespread physical wire broadband connection varieties are DSL (94.70 percent coverage) and Cable (87.12 percent coverage). TV providers are the main source for cable Internet service, because they can utilize pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for Ransom residents because of the strong mix of speed and value. DSL Internet service is transmitted by phone lines by corporations such as Frontier Communications that own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper bundle construction seen in telephone wires results in slightly less bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and significantly less than fiber.

Broadband coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from government data from the FCC and private datasets we collect from telecom industry sources. Statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test tool shown within our site as well as Google and Chrome queries. Our in-house research team has manually validated package pricing and service data for 248 Internet deals in Ransom to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ransom, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ransom, Pennsylvania

  • Frontier - DSL - 94.7% Availability in Ransom - Call For Speed Availability
  • Xfinity - Cable - 87.1% Availability in Ransom - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ransom - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ransom - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ransom

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Ransom is the 1,393rd most connected city in Pennsylvania behind Falls, Pittston, Duryea, Taylor, and Old Forge.

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 Lackawanna 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 87% of Ransom 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.

In Lackawanna County, approximately 26,000 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 Cap Issues Around Ransom

Data from our market research team suggests that some of the popular providers in Ransom currently use data caps for their home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see them as a tactic to stop streaming services. Providers maintain caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ransom

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 94.7%+ Call For Speed Availability
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 87.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 65.4%+ 987 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability