Internet Providers in Rule, Texas

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rule, TX
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 2.68 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 5.04%

Internet Access in Rule, Texas

As it stands, DSL is the only major wired network type with a meaningful level of availability within Rule. As of our latest data, it can be accessed by around 94.96 percent of residents. DSL Internet is delivered over telephone lines, which is the reason it often comes from phone companies like Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is currently only collected biannually and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are Rule's primary wired Internet options.

The average Rule home has 2 Internet providers with availability at that building. Competition is good for consumers. It means most customers have at least two companies competing on pricing at a given address. This high level of Internet access isn't distributed evenly, though. even in 2021, a surprising 16.63 of the local population still has only one or fewer choices for wired broadband service.

Outside of the providers listed above, Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative provides a third option for Internet in 94 percent of Rule. Fixed wireless providers like King Street Wireless and satellite Internet providers including are sometimes a good choice, but the main wired options usually offer a better deal so far as performance.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Rule with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Rule is the 1,046th most connected city in Texas ahead of Rotan, Haskell, and Hamlin, but behind Anson and Stamford.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Rule, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rule, Texas

  • Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative - 94.9% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - 82.1% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rule

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Rule is the 1,046th most connected city in Texas ahead of Rotan, Haskell, and Hamlin, but behind Anson and Stamford.

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

Approximately 90 people in Haskell 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.

Approximately 83% of Rule 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.

In Haskell County, approximately 100 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 Rule

Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a strategy to stop streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rule

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.4%+ 1.0 Mbps
Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative DSL and Fiber 94.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream DSL and Fiber 82.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
TWN Communications Fixed Wireless 19.7%+ 15 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
TWN Communications Fixed Wireless 51.9%+ 15 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.0%+ 200 Mbps

Compare Rule to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rule 2.7 Mbps 8 $3.38 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +346.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +104.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +97 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +109 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +112.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )