Internet Providers in Mercedita, Puerto Rico

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Residential Internet Statistics for Mercedita, PR
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 44.28 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 500 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 100%

Internet Access in Mercedita, Puerto Rico

Data below is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reports. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to enhance the data down to the census block level. Plan and pricing information is gathered manually by our market research team. BroadbandNow has analyzed 0 broadband plans in Mercedita since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 112 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.

Internet packages for households in Mercedita are most commonly available from HughesNet. They are accessible to close to one hundred percent of residents. Aside from HughesNet, Claro Internet is also a widely available option.

Mercedita residents who are able to get any sort of Internet service will pay a high price, since areas with only one choice don't incentivize companies to lower pricing or improve equipment standards.

Satellite is the main Internet option with coverage in Mercedita worth considering. To see detailed results, enter your zip code in the search tool above.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Mercedita with 6 of those offering residential service
  • The fastest zip code in Mercedita for February 2021 is 00715. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Mercedita, Puerto Rico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Liberty Cablevision 500 Mbps Cable 16s
Claro Internet 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Mercedita, Puerto Rico

  • Claro Internet - 63.8% Availability in Mercedita - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Liberty - 28.6% Availability in Mercedita - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 99.6% Availability in Mercedita - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Mercedita

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Approximately 31,000 people in Ponce 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 Mercedita 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, 00715 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Mercedita.

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

In Ponce County, approximately 38,000 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.

Internet for Education in Mercedita

Economic development studies routinely identify a increasing pattern between web availability and enhanced education. Internet is increasingly essential as colleges such as Inter American University Of Puerto Rico-Ponce migrate to digital systems to share coursework. Looking at 112 speed tests reported over the past year at locations within 2 miles of Inter American University Of Puerto Rico-Ponce campus, performance averages are around 44.28 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for viewing video and operating hosted or communication platforms.

Data Cap Issues Around Mercedita

Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the top providers in the area place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because customers view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Mercedita

Provider Type Coverage Speed
VPNet Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
XAirNet Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 10 Mbps
Claro Internet DSL 63.8%+ 50 Mbps
AeroNet Fixed Wireless 56.9%+ 100 Mbps
Liberty Cablevision Cable 28.6%+ 500 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 99.6%+ 25 Mbps
AeroNet Fixed Wireless 56.9%+ 100 Mbps
VPNet Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
XAirNet Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 10 Mbps
Neptuno Networks Fixed Wireless 79.0%+ 25 Mbps
Claro Internet Copper 39.2%+ 50 Mbps
WorldNet DSL 2.4%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Mercedita to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Mercedita 44.3 Mbps 6 $1.79 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +304.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +62.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +55.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +67.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +71 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )