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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Covington, Texas
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Internet Access in Covington, Texas
Consumers will find 13 Internet providers in Covington. There are 4 LTE options.
DSL Internet providers like Windstream connect customers to broadband service using phone lines, which is why it is marketed through corporations that bundle Internet access with landline phone plans. DSL is serviceable to 98.20 percent of Covington. You can refer to the graphs directly below for more information about how provider-promised speed, latency, and etc align with current customers' speed and throughput locally.
Competition between broadband providers for residents of Covington is high. The average location has 4-5 providers available in their area. Internet access isn't always spread out fairly, however. A surprising 100 percent of households in the area are limited to one or fewer options.
Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is currently processed twice annually and only published 6+ months after, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this issue.
According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Covington as measured by coverage area. The more common providers often cover the same addresses around Covington.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Covington1,000 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 Covington, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||99.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Video Streaming in Covington
Data from our research team shows that many of the top providers in the area use data caps for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because customers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is streaming video, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Covington to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Covington||16.8 Mbps||8||$3.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +517.6 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +132 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +143.8 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +152.7 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +145.3 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|