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Internet Providers in Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Internet Access in Ponce, Puerto Rico
HughesNet has the strongest coverage footprint in Ponce. Claro Internet is also widely available.
DSL-based broadband has strong availability compared with other Internet options in Ponce since virtually all houses are connected to phone wires — therefore, since most homes are already wired for telephone service, it's no suprise that Ponce has practically zero percent DSL coverage.
Ponce residents who have access to Internet at all will likely pay a high price for it, since areas with only one option don't incentivize companies to reduce prices or improve equipment quality.
The packages shown on this page are manually gathered through our data science team. We've aggregated 0 Internet plans in the area around Ponce since 2014.
On the whole, addresses that can't get service from HughesNet and Claro Internet can still get wireless and mobile choices. Only 0 people are limited to one option, so very few residents within city limits have to use wireless for service. View the map directly below for insights into which blocks have better coverage.
- There are 15 internet providers in Ponce with 9 of those offering residential service
- The fastest zip code in Ponce for July 2021 is 00716. (see all below).
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ponce, Puerto Rico
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Claro Internet||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||71.0%|
|Liberty Cablevision||500 Mbps||Cable||16s||20.9%|
|WorldNet||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||7.7%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||86.5%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Access for Education in Ponce
Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico-Ponce and University Of Puerto Rico-Ponce are the largest universities in Ponce. For the 11,309 combined students living in the area, fast internet service access is a must for accessing educational materials and conducting research. Both universities offer 0 providers at the average address within 2 miles of each campus. Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico-Ponce students that live close to campus can expect to get downstream speeds of around 81.41 Mbps, according to speed test data in the Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico-Ponce zip code. Speeds close to University Of Puerto Rico-Ponce average out to 122.83 Mbps over 26,678 tests run in the past year.
FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to better broadband availability for college and high school attendees. There is a positive correlation between improved high-speed broadband access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Ponce
Data from our researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs currently use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since users view them as a strategy to stop video streaming, while providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.
Compare Ponce to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Ponce||92.2 Mbps||10||$1.56 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +442.2 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +56.6 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +68.4 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +77.3 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +69.9 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|