Broadband Service in Wyoming

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Coverage by County

62.1%
19.6%

65.0

46th

Broadband Speeds

75.3%

of Wyomingites have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

8.8%

of Wyomingites have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

91.7%

of Wyomingites have access to wireline service

13.6%

of Wyomingites have access to fiber-optic service

72.2%

of Wyomingites have access to cable service

85.4%

of Wyomingites have access to DSL service

Largest Competing Providers In Wyoming

  1. Spectrum vs CenturyLink

Coverage by County in Wyoming

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Albany 91.9%
Big Horn 76.9%
Campbell 77.3%
Carbon 88.5%
Converse 79.8%
Crook 45.1%
Fremont 62.4%
Goshen 64.1%
Hot Springs 88.8%
Johnson 75.2%
Laramie 90.6%
Lincoln 71.3%
Natrona 92.4%
Niobrara 11.5%
Park 69.1%
Platte 48.6%
Sheridan 81.5%
Sublette 3.2%
Sweetwater 94.6%
Teton 96.3%
Uinta 86.5%
Washakie 86.5%
Weston 56.2%

Internet Speed in Top Wyoming Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Cheyenne 38.5 MBPS 15 Providers
2. Casper 61.4 MBPS 14 Providers
3. Gillette 34.8 MBPS 13 Providers
4. Laramie 49.2 MBPS 14 Providers
5. Rock Springs 35.2 MBPS 15 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Wyoming

Provider Avg. download speed
Spectrum 95.0 MBPS
CenturyLink 31.6 MBPS
Vistabeam 12.3 MBPS
Rise Broadband 10.7 MBPS
Wyoming.com 4.5 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Wyoming, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/2/2021.

Wyoming comes in at number 46 on our list of the best overall broadband ecosystems. The cowboy state has a statewide average speed of 51.3 Mbps as well as 100 internet service providers available to its residents. Coverage is spread evenly across all 23 of Wyoming’s counties with the exception of Niobrara, which only offers 25 Mbps speeds to 4.3% of its residents.

The Digital Divide in Wyoming

We believe accessibility is an important factor to examine when calculating a state’s digital divide. That being said, 79.9% of Wyoming residents have access to a wired 25 Mbps broadband connection, meaning there are still 111,000 people in Wyoming without access to a wired connection capable of the same speed. In addition, there are 116,000 people that only have access to a single wired provider and another 48,000 without access to one at all.

Affordability is also a crucial aspect to consider when analyzing Wyoming’s digital divide. Our latest affordability data shows that as of Q4 of 2019, only 19.6% of Wyoming’s population had access to a wired internet plan that costs less than $60/month. This isn’t a staggeringly high percentage, but to put it into perspective, only 15.4% of Washington’s population (which is 30 spots higher up on the list) has access to plans in the same price range.

Best-Connected Cities

Green River is the best-connected city in Wyoming followed by Rock Springs, Evanston, Dubois, and Jackson. These cities have 100% broadband coverage as well as an excellent selection of internet providers.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the other hand, Natrona, Lonetree, Garrett, Wyarno, and Bondurant have the worst overall broadband ecosystems in the state. These towns lack availability to a wired connection and have average download speeds of 21 Mbps or less.

See how Wyoming stacks up against the rest of the nation here.

Governmental Initiatives

With the assistance of various federal grants, the state of Wyoming has been able to increase its percentage of those with access to a wired connection of at least 10 Mbps from 74.2% to 88.7%, over the past nine years.

Link Wyoming is one of many recipients of such grants. Since 2010 the program has been awarded $4,153,833 for Wyoming’s Broadband Initiative. Additionally, $10,671,802 was awarded to numerous other projects whose aim is to stimulate growth in Wyoming’s broadband infrastructure.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Wyoming Cities

Average speed over time
Afton 82.6%
8 providers
Albin 64.6%
9 providers
Alpine 98.8%
8 providers
Alta 85.5%
10 providers
Arvada 40.3%
8 providers
Baggs 97.9%
6 providers
Banner 16.5%
10 providers
Basin 85.3%
7 providers
Bedford 99.4%
7 providers
Big Horn 14.2%
10 providers
Big Piney 0.0%
9 providers
Bondurant 0.0%
9 providers
Buffalo 79.4%
10 providers
Buford 0.0%
8 providers
Burlington 25.6%
6 providers
Burns 50.6%
12 providers
Byron 94.7%
6 providers
Carpenter 62.3%
13 providers
Casper 95.1%
14 providers
Centennial 11.9%
7 providers
Cheyenne 92.2%
15 providers
Chugwater 1.5%
9 providers
Clearmont 65.7%
8 providers
Cody 71.5%
10 providers
Cokeville 47.7%
7 providers
Cora 0.0%
9 providers
Cowley 88.6%
6 providers
Crowheart 60.0%
4 providers
Daniel 0.0%
9 providers
Dayton 27.0%
8 providers
Deaver 39.5%
7 providers
Devils Tower 34.7%
7 providers
Douglas 77.8%
10 providers
Dubois 97.8%
4 providers
Edgerton 4.8%
8 providers
Elk Mountain 75.8%
9 providers
Encampment 62.0%
6 providers
Etna 96.1%
8 providers
Evanston 86.7%
12 providers
Evansville 53.0%
13 providers
Farson 0.0%
8 providers
Fort Bridger 72.1%
8 providers
Fort Washakie 0.0%
9 providers
Freedom 87.5%
8 providers
Garrett 0.0%
6 providers
Gillette 85.3%
13 providers
Glendo 11.1%
8 providers
Glenrock 86.5%
10 providers
Green River 99.1%
12 providers
Greybull 81.6%
7 providers
Guernsey 5.3%
9 providers
Hanna 85.6%
8 providers
Hawk Springs 0.0%
9 providers
Hillsdale 60.0%
14 providers
Hulett 44.5%
7 providers
Hyattville 54.7%
6 providers
Jackson 98.4%
13 providers
Jelm 37.0%
7 providers
Kaycee 50.1%
7 providers
Kelly 65.4%
10 providers
Kemmerer 34.2%
9 providers
Kinnear 4.8%
9 providers
La Barge 55.7%
9 providers
Lagrange 55.4%
9 providers
Lander 66.5%
11 providers
Laramie 93.9%
14 providers
Lingle 47.5%
12 providers
Lonetree 53.1%
7 providers
Lovell 84.0%
6 providers
Lusk 9.8%
9 providers
Lyman 89.4%
8 providers
Mc Kinnon 56.4%
8 providers
Meeteetse 62.6%
6 providers
Midwest 82.5%
7 providers
Mills 100.0%
13 providers
Moorcroft 23.2%
8 providers
Moose 87.8%
10 providers
Moran 71.9%
10 providers
Mountain View 88.5%
10 providers
Natrona 0.0%
5 providers
Newcastle 57.6%
10 providers
Opal 0.0%
8 providers
Osage 15.5%
7 providers
Otto 50.6%
6 providers
Parkman 0.0%
7 providers
Pavillion 9.1%
8 providers
Pine Bluffs 76.5%
11 providers
Pinedale 6.6%
9 providers
Powell 69.4%
10 providers
Ralston 69.0%
7 providers
Ranchester 41.7%
9 providers
Rawlins 98.5%
11 providers
Riverton 70.1%
11 providers
Rock River 23.9%
8 providers
Rock Springs 98.7%
15 providers
Rozet 0.0%
10 providers
Saratoga 72.1%
7 providers
Shell 56.8%
6 providers
Sheridan 89.7%
12 providers
Shoshoni 27.1%
7 providers
Sinclair 86.4%
9 providers
Story 66.4%
9 providers
Sundance 80.8%
9 providers
Ten Sleep 41.7%
6 providers
Teton Village 100.0%
11 providers
Thayne 94.2%
7 providers
Thermopolis 90.0%
9 providers
Torrington 74.8%
12 providers
Upton 56.0%
7 providers
Wamsutter 47.2%
8 providers
Wapiti 0.0%
8 providers
Weston 0.0%
8 providers
Wheatland 63.1%
8 providers
Wilson 95.7%
11 providers
Worland 90.3%
10 providers
Wright 0.0%
11 providers
Wyarno 46.0%
7 providers
Yellowstone National Park 0.0%
9 providers