Need for Speed: Ranking ISP Rates Across the U.S.

February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

ISP Report Card - ForRent.com & Homes.comIn the first quarter of 2012, the average home Internet speed for users in the United States was 6.6 Megabits per second (Mbps)[1].

We pulled information from Charlotte, Las Vegas, and New York City to see how each city compared.

Charlotte, North Carolina, Las Vegas, Nevada, and New York, New York all came in on top, with the common internet speed ranked at 10 Mbps, which compared to the national average, was higher.

And for newbies renting in an unfamiliar area, we’ve pulled the internet service providers in several cities across the country and compared their abilities. Now you have the knowledge to pick and choose the provider that fits your needs!

 

Charlotte, North Carolina [2]

Most common Internet speed: 10 Mbps – Compared to national average: faster than average

Providers advertising speeds higher than 3 Mbps:

  • Time Warner Cable, Inc.: Cable Internet
    • Download between 50 – 100 Mbps
    • Upload between 3 – 6 Mbps
  • AT&T Inc.: DSL Internet
    • Download between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • Upload between 3 – 6 Mbps
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.: Mobile Internet
    • Download between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • Upload between 3 – 6 Mbps
  • T-Mobile®: Mobile Internet
    • 3G/4G signal strength: Excellent [3]
    • Download between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • Upload between 1.5 – 3 Mbps
  • Platinum Equity, LLC: DSL Internet
    • Download between 6 – 10 Mbps
    • Upload between 768 kilobits per second (Kbps) – 1.5 Mbps
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation: Mobile Internet
    • 3G/4G coverage: Available [5]
    • Download between 6 – 10 Mbps
    • Upload between 768 Kbps – 1.5 Mbps

 

Las Vegas, Nevada [2]

Most common Internet speed: 10 Mbps – Compared the national average: faster than average

Providers advertisings speeds higher than 3 Mbps:

  • Cox Communications, Inc.: Cable Internet
    • Download between 50 – 100 Mbps
    • Upload between 3 – 6 Mbps
  • CenturyTel, Inc.: DSL Internet
    • Download between 50 – 100 Mbps
    • Upload between 3 – 6 Mbps
  • Verizon Communications, Inc.: Mobile Internet
    • 4G coverage: Available [4]
    • Download between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • Upload between 3 – 6 Mbps
  • T-Mobile®: Mobile Internet
    • 3G/4G signal strength: Excellent [3]
    • Download between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • Upload between 1.5 – 3 Mbps
  • Switch Communications: Fixed Wireless
    • Download between 6 – 10 Mbps
    • Upload between 6 – 10 Mbps
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation: Mobile Internet
    • 4G LTE coverage: Available [5]
    • Download between 3 – 6 Mbps
    • Upload between 768 Kbps – 1.5 Mbps

 

New York, New York [2]

Most common Internet speed: 10 Mbps – Compared the national average: faster than average

Providers advertisings speeds higher than 3 Mbps:

  • Verizon Communications, Inc: Fiber and DSL
    • Fiber
      • Download between 50 – 100 Mbps
      • Upload between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • DSL
      • Download between 6 – 10 Mbps
      • Upload between 768 Kbps – 1.5 Mbps
  • Time Warner Cable, Inc: Cable Internet
    • Download between 50 – 100 Mbps
    • Upload between 3 – 6 Mbps
  • Platinum Equity, LLC: DSL Internet
    • Download between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • Upload between 768 Kbps – 1.5 Mbps
  • T-Mobile®: Mobile Internet
    • 3G/4G signal strength: Excellent [3]
    • Download between 10 – 25 Mbps
    • Upload between 1.5 – 3 Mbps
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation: Mobile Internet
    • 4G coverage: Available [5]
    • Download between 3 – 6 Mbps
    • Upload between 768 Kbps – 1.5 Mbps

 

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Sources:
[1] http://www.akamai.com/stateoftheinternet/
[2] http://www.broadbandmap.gov/internet-service-providers/charlotte,-nc/lat=35.2270869/long=-80.84312669999997/
[3] http://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/pcc.aspx/
[4] http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/CoverageLocatorController
[5] http://coverage.sprint.com/IMPACT.jsp?INTNAV=ATG:HE:Cov
 

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