How much internet speed do you need? That depends on how you plan on using your internet connection.
< 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 Fred, Texas
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Internet Access in Fred, Texas
Viasat Internet 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 IPBB and Fixed Wireless and Satellite, with 81.60% and near one hundred percent respectively.
AT&T Internet provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Fred with 81 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 3 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 101 plans in Fred since 2014, with 14 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
100.0% of consumers in Fred1,000 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||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB and Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||81.6%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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 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.
Compare Fred to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Fred||1.5 Mbps||4||$2.40 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +532.9 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +147.3 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +159.1 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +168 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +160.6 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|