Internet Providers in Colby, WI
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Residential Internet Statistics for Colby, WI
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$61.32|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Colby, Wisconsin
Internet Access in Colby, Wisconsin
The average house in Colby can get service from 3-4 companies This is actually a lot of choice contrasted with similar-sized cities. Competition is correlated with better regional pricing.
As you might expect with a city of Colby's relatively low density of broadband service competitiveness, the average download speeds in Colby fall below the Wisconsin average. The current average download speed in Colby in the past twelve months is 76.87 Mbps.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Frontier Communications and Spectrum also offer coverage in Colby, with Frontier doing somewhat better according to speed test statistics.
Broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and privatized data we source directly from ISPs. Averaged statistics about speed and performance data comes primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome search results. Our market researchers have hand-sourced price and service data on 197 Internet plans in the Colby market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
45.7% of consumers in Colby1,000 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 Colby, Wisconsin
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Frontier Communications||115 Mbps||DSL||1m 11s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Colby, Wisconsin
- Frontier - DSL - 78.0% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 58.5% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colby - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Cord Cutting Around Colby
Data from our research team suggests that common ISPs place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view them as a tactic to limit streaming services, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Colby
|Country Wireless||Fixed Wireless||100%||7 Mbps|
|Cellcom||Fixed Wireless||100%||0.700 Mbps|
|Frontier Communications||DSL||78.0%+||115 Mbps|
|AirRunner Networks, LLC||Fixed Wireless||20.7%+||25 Mbps|
|King Street Wireless||Fixed Wireless||6.3%+||1.0 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||100%||115 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||17.7%+||940 Mbps|
Compare Colby to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Colby||76.9 Mbps||8||$0.99 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +338.5 Mbps )||14 ( +6 )||$0.54 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +42 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +39.3 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +50.5 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +50.7 Mbps )||8||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|