Internet Providers in Plains, TX
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Residential Internet Statistics for Plains, TX
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Plains, Texas
Internet Access in Plains, Texas
Plains offers 6 residential Internet providers, or 9 total providers including business and mobile service. There are 4 broadband choices, most likely DSL.
The plans listed here are collected individually through our data team. Our team has gathered 167 Internet plans in Plains, in total.
98.46 percent of Plains is still left with one or fewer choices for Internet service. Adjusting for all addresses in city limits, the average address can find at least 2 Internet providers to choose from. Addresses with better choices will find lower pricing, since companies are incentivized to improve network infrastructure to earn subscribers.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Plains.
Satellite is the primary network type with coverage around Plains worth considering. The generally poor broadband-class Internet service in the area results in poor average download speeds. Plains average download speeds rank 86.12% below the state average. Still, 46.92 Mbps will handle most modern applications including Netflix. Data caps are common in Plains. Data limits create more issues for streaming video than speeds alone.
Internet Statistics 2021
98.5% of consumers in Plains1,000 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 Plains, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Windstream||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Plains, Texas
- Windstream - DSL - 90.9% Availability in Plains - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Windstream - Fiber - 1.3% Availability in Plains - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Plains - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Plains - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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 Caps in Plains
Data collected by our market researchers shows that many of the popular ISPs use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since consumers see caps as a strategy to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Plains
|TWN Communications||Fixed Wireless||95.1%+||15 Mbps|
|ERF Wireless||Fixed Wireless||23.3%+||0.768 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|ERF Wireless||Fixed Wireless||100%||0.768 Mbps|
|TWN Communications||Fixed Wireless||100%||15 Mbps|
Compare Plains to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Plains||46.9 Mbps||6||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +368.5 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +72 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +69.3 Mbps )||14 ( +8 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +80.5 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +80.7 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|