Internet Providers in Ronald, WA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ronald, WA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 100 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $70

Internet Access in Ronald, Washington

Information on BroadbandNow is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider reports to validate the data, down to the census block or lit address level. Plane and pricing data is gathered manually by our research team. Locally, we've collected and verified 119 broadband plans in the area around Ronald since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,596 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Considering network technologies in use within Ronald, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband tech types are Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (practically one hundred percent coverage). Fiber is built on future-proofed fiber-optic cables, which are made of tiny, thin glass strands that transmit digital data as light. Fiber provides stronger speed and uptime, but in some cases may switch to older copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" performance.

93.55 percent of Ronald residents have a single option for wired Internet, or none at all.

Viasat Internet is the most common option in Ronald. The provider is available to virtually one hundred percent of Ronald. HughesNet is the most common second choice, providing close to one hundred percent of Ronald with predominantly Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's fastest package for Ronald is 25 Mbps.

Aside from the Internet providers listed above, Inland Networks provides a third option for wired broadband in virtually one hundred percent of Ronald.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Ronald, Washington

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Inland Networks 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Bluespan 50 Mbps Cable 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Inland Networks 10 Mbps DSL 13m 39s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ronald, Washington

  • Inland Networks - DSL - 6.5% Availability in Ronald - Speeds up to 10 Mbps
  • Inland Networks - Fiber - 99.9% Availability in Ronald - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Bluespan - Cable - 21.2% Availability in Ronald - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ronald - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ronald - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ronald

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Ronald is the 417th most connected city in Washington ahead of North Bend, but behind Peshastin, Enumclaw, Ellensburg, and Cle Elum.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Kittitas 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: 100% of people living in Ronald 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.

In Kittitas County, approximately 3,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Ronald

Data collected by our researchers suggests that top ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view them as a strategy to limit streaming, while providers explain data caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ronald

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Inland Networks DSL 6.5%+ 10 Mbps
Inland Networks Fiber 99.9%+ 100 Mbps
Bluespan Cable 21.2%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Silver Star Telecom Fiber 100% 10,000 Mbps

Compare Ronald to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ronald 81.8 Mbps 5 $3.20 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +333.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +37.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +34.4 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +45.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +45.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )