Internet Providers in Fred, Texas

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fred, TX
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 6.91 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 100%

Internet Access in Fred, Texas

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Fred. HughesNet is also a common option.

In terms of network tech being used around the area, we see that the most common physical wire Internet tech options are Fixed Wireless (78.87 percent coverage) and DSL (4.05 percent coverage). DSL is transmitted over telephone wires up on utility poles by corporations such as that build or own copper phone lines. DSL is the slowest of all other major wired broadband infrastructures.

AT&T provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Fred with 78 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 10 Mbps.

The Internet coverage data on this page is primarily sourced via FCC filings, and is cross-validated through privatized databases and direct provider reporting to output more detailed listings than is available from the FCC directly. Data on pricing of listed Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans annually. There are a total of 123 plans in Fred since 2014, with 13 Internet or bundled deals currently active in the area.

To summarize, broadband competition is essentially non-existent in Fred — as you can clearly see in the map below, which shows how many companies serve a given block.

  • There are 7 internet providers in Fred with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Fred is the 1,204th most connected city in Texas ahead of Warren, but behind Kountze, Silsbee, Buna, and Kirbyville.

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 Fred, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless and DSL 1m 21s
Windstream 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fred, Texas

  • AT&T - 78.9% Availability in Fred - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Windstream - 4.1% Availability in Fred - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fred - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fred - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fred

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Fred is the 1,204th most connected city in Texas ahead of Warren, but behind Kountze, Silsbee, Buna, and Kirbyville.

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

Approximately 10,000 people in Tyler 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.

In Tyler County, approximately 13,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Fred

Data collected by our research team suggests that popular providers in Fred place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because consumers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fred

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Fixed Wireless and DSL 78.9%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream DSL 4.1%+ 25 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Fred to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fred 6.9 Mbps 5 $2.86 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +342.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +100.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +92.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +104.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +108.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )