Internet Providers in Plains, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Plains, TX
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59

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

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 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
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s

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 Provider Competition Map For Plains

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Plains is the 912th most connected city in Texas ahead of Denver City, but behind Seminole, Lovington, Seagraves, and Brownfield.

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

Approximately 400 people in Yoakum 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 Yoakum County, approximately 700 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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TWN Communications Fixed Wireless 95.1%+ 15 Mbps
Windstream DSL 90.9%+ 100 Mbps
ERF Wireless Fixed Wireless 23.3%+ 0.768 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
ERF Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 0.768 Mbps
TWN Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 15 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 12 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 )