Broadband Service in Wyoming

Internet Access in Wyoming

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Coverage by County

62.1%
19.6%

72.0

46th

Broadband Speeds

77.0%

of Wyomingites have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

9.6%

of Wyomingites have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

91.9%

of Wyomingites have access to wireline service

26.9%

of Wyomingites have access to fiber-optic service

71.8%

of Wyomingites have access to cable service

85.5%

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 92.5%
Big Horn 78.9%
Campbell 78.0%
Carbon 89.0%
Converse 81.1%
Crook 45.9%
Fremont 64.5%
Goshen 65.4%
Hot Springs 88.9%
Johnson 75.7%
Laramie 91.6%
Lincoln 71.6%
Natrona 92.4%
Niobrara 29.5%
Park 74.1%
Platte 51.1%
Sheridan 83.5%
Sublette 24.0%
Sweetwater 95.4%
Teton 96.9%
Uinta 86.9%
Washakie 86.6%
Weston 56.2%

Internet Speed in Top Wyoming Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Cheyenne 37.2 MBPS 15 Providers
2. Casper 70.3 MBPS 14 Providers
3. Gillette 39.3 MBPS 13 Providers
4. Laramie 54.5 MBPS 14 Providers
5. Rock Springs 38.8 MBPS 15 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Wyoming

Provider Avg. download speed
Spectrum 103.8 MBPS
CenturyLink 36.7 MBPS
Vistabeam 13.2 MBPS
Rise Broadband 10.8 MBPS
Wyoming.com 4.6 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Wyoming, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

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.

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 85.6%
7 providers
Bedford 99.4%
7 providers
Big Horn 14.7%
10 providers
Big Piney 0.0%
9 providers
Bondurant 9.3%
9 providers
Buffalo 79.9%
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 95.2%
14 providers
Centennial 67.0%
7 providers
Cheyenne 93.3%
15 providers
Chugwater 1.5%
9 providers
Clearmont 65.7%
8 providers
Cody 77.8%
9 providers
Cokeville 54.6%
7 providers
Cora 0.0%
9 providers
Cowley 88.6%
6 providers
Crowheart 60.0%
4 providers
Daniel 0.0%
9 providers
Dayton 47.5%
8 providers
Deaver 39.5%
6 providers
Douglas 79.2%
10 providers
Dubois 97.8%
4 providers
Edgerton 4.8%
8 providers
Elk Mountain 76.9%
10 providers
Encampment 66.0%
6 providers
Etna 96.1%
8 providers
Evanston 86.7%
12 providers
Evansville 53.0%
13 providers
Farson 12.7%
8 providers
Fort Bridger 76.3%
8 providers
Fort Washakie 0.0%
9 providers
Freedom 87.5%
8 providers
Garrett 0.0%
6 providers
Gillette 86.1%
13 providers
Glendo 33.5%
8 providers
Glenrock 87.8%
10 providers
Green River 99.1%
11 providers
Greybull 89.1%
7 providers
Guernsey 10.7%
9 providers
Hanna 85.9%
8 providers
Hawk Springs 0.0%
9 providers
Hillsdale 60.0%
14 providers
Hulett 44.5%
7 providers
Hyattville 71.9%
6 providers
Jackson 99.1%
13 providers
Jelm 63.0%
7 providers
Kaycee 50.1%
7 providers
Kelly 72.5%
10 providers
Kemmerer 34.2%
9 providers
Kinnear 10.1%
9 providers
La Barge 56.4%
9 providers
Lagrange 72.6%
9 providers
Lander 67.2%
11 providers
Laramie 94.0%
14 providers
Lingle 49.4%
12 providers
Lonetree 53.1%
7 providers
Lovell 84.2%
6 providers
Lusk 31.1%
9 providers
Lyman 90.6%
8 providers
Mc Kinnon 56.4%
7 providers
Meeteetse 61.2%
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 88.6%
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 19.8%
7 providers
Pavillion 18.1%
8 providers
Pine Bluffs 75.7%
11 providers
Pinedale 48.3%
9 providers
Powell 72.1%
9 providers
Ralston 100.0%
7 providers
Ranchester 50.4%
9 providers
Rawlins 98.5%
11 providers
Riverton 71.6%
11 providers
Rock Springs 98.7%
15 providers
Rozet 0.0%
10 providers
Saratoga 74.1%
7 providers
Shell 56.8%
6 providers
Sheridan 90.5%
12 providers
Shoshoni 27.1%
7 providers
Sinclair 86.4%
9 providers
Story 68.0%
9 providers
Sundance 82.8%
9 providers
Ten Sleep 42.5%
6 providers
Teton Village 100.0%
11 providers
Thayne 94.2%
7 providers
Thermopolis 90.2%
8 providers
Torrington 75.2%
12 providers
Upton 56.0%
7 providers
Wamsutter 66.9%
8 providers
Wapiti 41.2%
7 providers
Wheatland 63.6%
8 providers
Wilson 96.0%
11 providers
Worland 90.3%
9 providers
Wright 0.0%
11 providers
Yellowstone National Park 16.3%
9 providers