Internet Service Providers in Shell, Wyoming

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Residential Internet Statistics for Shell, WY
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 8.54 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 43.2%

Internet Access in Shell, Wyoming

Internet service availability and competition in the Shell area is not robust compared to other Wyoming cities. a surprising 82.8 percent of the population have only one (or fewer) options for true broadband Internet services. In terms of connectivity, Shell is 124th of 158 communities in the state.

Keep in mind, since FCC data is only tallied up twice a year and only published 6+ months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies. Our process incorporates availability data directly from many Internet providers to help reduce the delay.

TCT is also a commonly available broadband option in Shell, offering DSL service available to 98 percent of Shell.

DSL Internet providers deliver Internet services using phone lines on utility poles, which is why DSL often comes through telecom corporations that historically offered landline phone service. DSL network technology is available for 98.80 percent of addresses in Shell. You can refer to the speed graphs directly below for more information about how marketed speed, latency, and etc line up with actual speed and throughput.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most frequently available provider overall, covering near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet has registered availability for approximately virtually one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat reaches 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised packages as high as 25 Mbps. In general, anything above 10 Mbps is sufficient to stream standard definition videos on WiFi, but may become challenging when multiple people try to use bandwidth-intensive services such as video chat, cloud apps, and etc. Explore the Internet coverage maps below to see how Internet options compare down to the census block level in Shell.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Shell with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Shell is the 124th most connected city in Wyoming ahead of Lovell, Basin, and Greybull, but behind Worland and Sheridan.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Shell, Wyoming

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
TCT 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Shell, Wyoming

  • TCT - 98.8% Availability in Shell - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Shell - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Shell - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Shell

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Shell is the 124th most connected city in Wyoming ahead of Lovell, Basin, and Greybull, but behind Worland and Sheridan.

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

Approximately 200 people in Big Horn 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: 17% of people living in Shell 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 Big Horn County, approximately 2,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Shell

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TCT DSL and Fiber 98.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
TCT Fiber 24.9%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Shell to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Shell 8.5 Mbps 4 $0.99 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +340.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +98.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +91.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +106.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )