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 Rule, Texas
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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 Windstream.
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 Pinnacle Network Solutions and satellite Internet providers including are sometimes a good choice, but the main wired options usually offer a better deal so far as performance.
Internet Statistics 2021
14.3% of consumers in Rule100 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||Availability|
|Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||94.9%|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||82.8%|
|Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative||200 Mbps||Fiber||40s||0.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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.