Internet Service Providers in Ranchester, Wyoming

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ranchester, WY
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 19.58 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 58.28%

Internet Access in Ranchester, Wyoming

The overall most common wired Internet options in Ranchester are DSL networks and Satellite networks. Our records show that DSL reaches a 89.94 percent territory in Ranchester, in contrast with the near one hundred percent Satellite penetration.

The broadband access information on this page comes via FCC filings, and is validated using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate listings than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our data experts, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year.

CenturyLink is a common alternative to the primary providers. They offer 89 percent availability and a top speed of 60 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet service in Ranchester. For example, fixed wireless outfits such as Visionary Communications can reach 50 Mbps or more using direct wireless hardware. Aside from consumer broadband, there are also 3 companies within the city marketing enterprise and smb subscriptions such as T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business listings here include every provider with business packages on their site.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area in Ranchester. They are accessible for practically one hundred percent of Ranchester. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Ranchester with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package for Ranchester is 25 Mbps.

To summarize, most Ranchester residents have 2-3 options for Internet. Ranchester ranks 53rd as measured by the density of broadband availability at local addresses.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Ranchester, Wyoming

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Range Telephone Cooperative 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Tongue River Communications 6 Mbps Cable 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ranchester, Wyoming

  • CenturyLink - 89.9% Availability in Ranchester - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Tongue River Communications - 79.6% Availability in Ranchester - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Range Telephone Cooperative - 1.7% Availability in Ranchester - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ranchester - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ranchester - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ranchester

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Ranchester is the 53rd most connected city in Wyoming ahead of Crow Agency, Lame Deer, and Lodge Grass, but behind Sheridan and Buffalo.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Sheridan 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.

Approximately 81% of Ranchester residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Sheridan County, approximately 6,000 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 in Ranchester

Internet service providers have been moving to add data limits to home WiFi and Internet plans in recent years. Some Internet providers in Ranchester, including CenturyLink, have plans with data caps, according to our latest plan data. Data caps as a trend vary quite a bit, and run anywhere from 250 Gigabytes to a Terabyte. Data limits are generally quite high, which means that they won't pose a problem for the majority of cord cutters. CenturyLink users in Ranchester are advised to confirm data caps when purchasing service. Don't presume the caps based on what you've seen advertised.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ranchester

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Visionary Communications Fixed Wireless 95.8%+ 250 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 89.9%+ 60 Mbps
Tongue River Communications Cable 79.6%+ 6 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL 1.7%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Visionary Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Range Telephone Cooperative DSL 70.3%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Ranchester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ranchester 19.6 Mbps 6 $1.83 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +329.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +87.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +80.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +92.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )