Internet Providers in Ponce, PR

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ponce, PR
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.07

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 10 of those offering residential service
  • The fastest zip code in Ponce for April 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
Claro Internet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Liberty Cablevision 500 Mbps Cable 16s
Claro Internet 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
WorldNet 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ponce, Puerto Rico

  • Claro Internet - DSL - 71.0% Availability in Ponce - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Liberty - Cable - 20.9% Availability in Ponce - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
  • Claro Internet - Fiber - 17.4% Availability in Ponce - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • WorldNet - DSL - 7.7% Availability in Ponce - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 86.5% Availability in Ponce - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ponce

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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 Ponce 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, 00716 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Ponce.

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 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 94.09 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 100.96 Mbps over 28,238 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ponce

Provider Type Coverage Speed
OSNET Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
Claro Internet DSL 71.0%+ 50 Mbps
XAirNet Fixed Wireless 74.0%+ 10 Mbps
GoNetworkPR Fixed Wireless 39.6%+ 70 Mbps
AeroNet Fixed Wireless 38.2%+ 100 Mbps
VPNet Fixed Wireless 31.8%+ 50 Mbps
Liberty Cablevision Cable 20.9%+ 500 Mbps
Claro Internet Fiber 17.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
WorldNet DSL 7.7%+ 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 86.5%+ 25 Mbps
AeroNet Fixed Wireless 38.2%+ 100 Mbps
XAirNet Fixed Wireless 74.0%+ 10 Mbps
Claro Internet Copper 57.7%+ 16 Mbps
Neptuno Networks Fixed Wireless 33.0%+ 25 Mbps
VPNet Fixed Wireless 31.8%+ 50 Mbps
WorldNet DSL 7.7%+ 50 Mbps
Telefonica USA Fiber 1.1%+ 0.512 Mbps
Optivon Copper 0.1%+ -- Mbps

Compare Ponce to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ponce 79.8 Mbps 10 $1.69 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +335.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +6 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +39.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +36.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +47.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +47.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )