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Internet Providers in Humboldt, Tennessee
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Internet Access in Humboldt, Tennessee
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Humboldt. HughesNet is also widely available.
There's a strong level of competition between Internet companies within Humboldt. However, 1,000 people in the area don't have service from more than one provider. If these subscribers aren't satisfied by the quality of service, they have no choice but to compromise for a poor quality wireless option. Thankfully, this isn't the norm in Humboldt — the average household has 4-5 choices for broadband-grade Internet service.
EarthLink and AT&T Internet can also provide coverage in Humboldt, often competing for the same customers.
When we zoom in on network choices, Humboldt has all three major broadband varieties: fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Generally speaking, Fiber is the fastest medium for transmitting Internet connectivity. It's closely followed by cable, with DSL in the rear of the group. Cable has 72.90 percent coverage around Humboldt, and is a common middle-of-the-road option compromising between fiber's high speeds and DSL's low pricing.
Broadband access stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of governmental data from the FCC and privatized data collected directly from ISPs. Average statistics regarding speed averages comes primarily from M-Labs, the speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google search results. Our market researchers have manually sourced pricing and service data on 315 Internet offerings for Humboldt to date.
Internet Statistics 2022
6.7% of consumers in Humboldt1,000 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 Humboldt, Tennessee
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Gibson Connect||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||43.3%|
|WK&T||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||1.6%|
|TEC||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||2.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||82.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||51.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||51.3%|
|EarthLink||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||83.4%|
|Aeneas Communications||10 Mbps||DSL||13m 39s||7.1%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Humboldt
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
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.
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 Humboldt
Data from our researchers suggests that some of the common ISPs place some sort of limit on data use for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because users see caps as a strategy to stop streaming, while providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Humboldt to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Humboldt||194.7 Mbps||17||$0.40 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +350.9 Mbps )||21 ( +4 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -33.4 Mbps )||20 ( +3 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -13.8 Mbps )||19 ( +2 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -8.1 Mbps )||26 ( +9 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -15.6 Mbps )||10 ( -7 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|