Internet Providers in Rule, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rule, TX
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.55

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 or HughesNet are Rule's primary wired Internet options.

The level of competition between broadband providers in Rule is overall high, with the average household having 3 Internet providers available to them. This choice isn't always spread out fairly, however — a surprising 14.27 percent of the population are limited to one or zero options.

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 10 internet providers in Rule with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Rule is the 1,139th most connected city in Texas ahead of Haskell, but behind Anson, Stamford, Hamlin, and Rotan.

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 Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative 200 Mbps Fiber 40s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rule, Texas

  • SRC - Fiber - 3.0% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative - DSL - 94.9% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 82.8% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 1.8% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative - Fiber - 0.4% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Rule - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rule

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Rule is the 1,139th most connected city in Texas ahead of Haskell, but behind Anson, Stamford, Hamlin, and Rotan.

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.

Fiber Availability: 5% of people living in Rule have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 86% 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 Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative DSL 94.9%+ 50 Mbps
Windstream DSL 82.8%+ 200 Mbps
TWN Communications Fixed Wireless 19.7%+ 15 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative Fiber 0.4%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet 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 2.4 Mbps 9 $3.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +413 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.55 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +116.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +113.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +125 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +125.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )