Internet Providers in Fairfield, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fairfield, TX
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.44

Internet Access in Fairfield, Texas

Fairfield features a total of 7 Internet providers with residential service, and a total of 10 including specialized business and mobile providers such as Windstream. (Some may be "doubles" as many incumbent providers market residential service and business service under separate branches.)

Considering network technology in use within the area, we see that the most prevalent wired Internet tech types are Fixed Wireless and Satellite, with 65.21% and close to one hundred percent respectively.

So far as coverage options, the average Fairfield household has 3-4 providers at their address, or precisely 3.6 providers in each census block area. Only 19.88 percent of Fairfield residents have one or fewer options for Internet.

The broadband coverage data on this page is primarily sourced from FCC filings specific to the area, and is using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to create more accurate results than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.

According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Fairfield as measured by coverage area. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these providers frequently cover the same addresses around Fairfield.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Fairfield with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Fairfield is the 859th most connected city in Texas ahead of Streetman, Wortham, Buffalo, and Tennessee Colony, but behind Teague.
  • The fastest zip code in Fairfield for April 2021 is 75840. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Fairfield, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vyve Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fairfield, Texas

  • Windstream - DSL - 99.6% Availability in Fairfield - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Vyve Broadband - Cable - 76.9% Availability in Fairfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 65.2% Availability in Fairfield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 20.0% Availability in Fairfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fairfield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Fairfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fairfield

Fairfield Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Fairfield is the 859th most connected city in Texas ahead of Streetman, Wortham, Buffalo, and Tennessee Colony, but behind Teague.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Freestone 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.

Fiber Availability: 20% of people living in Fairfield have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 80% of Fairfield 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, 75840 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fairfield.

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

In Freestone County, approximately 4,000 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.

Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Fairfield

Data collected by our researchers shows that top providers in Fairfield place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a tactic to discourage streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fairfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 99.6%+ 200 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 97.2%+ 100 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 76.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 65.2%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 20.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Vyve Broadband Cable 45.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Fairfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fairfield 21.8 Mbps 7 $1.21 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +393.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +97.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +94.4 Mbps ) 14 ( +7 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +105.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Fairfield

Our only choice

We have a multi-user household and to start off we pay over $100 for our internet and most of the time can't stably keep about 6 Mbps out of the 100 Mbps download we have. That is first of all insulting as a consumer and shameful from an ISP. Once our users access the connection, it can drop to as low as 0.5 Mbps or lower. Our modem resets daily for no reason even after multiple service orders to fix it. Northland is overpriced for its services as is and is severely unstable. I'm very sad to say they are the only cable internet provider we have access too.