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Internet providers in 47978

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Provider
CenturyLink $45 12 - 80 MbpsDSL64%
TV Cable Of Rensselaer Inc. - -Cable85%
Nitco - -Fiber-optic6.165%
Nitco - -DSL2.077%
Monon Telephone Company Inc. - -Fiber-optic0.649%
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47978 internet service at a glance

At 98%, broadband coverage in the 47978 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Indiana - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 47978 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 96% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 6.810% of those living in the 47978 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 47978 area, and 85.79% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 47978, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 47978

The largest internet providers serving the 47978 ZIP code are CenturyLink, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink is available to most in the 47978 ZIP code, covering 64% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Rensselaer’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 47978 ZIP code.

CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

64%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in the 47978 ZIP code, covering 64% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Rensselaer, $51.23.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rensselaer, $3.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 47978 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 64% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Rensselaer's providers, 35 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 47978 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 47978 ZIP where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Rensselaer, $51.23.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rensselaer, $3.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 47978 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rensselaer's providers, 35 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in the 47978 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 47978 ZIP where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rensselaer, $51.23.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rensselaer, $3.66.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 47978 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rensselaer's providers, 35 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 47978 frequently asked questions

TV Cable Of Rensselaer Inc. is the fastest internet provider in the 47978 ZIP code with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 85% of households in 47978. The next fastest internet provider in the 47978 ZIP code is Nitco, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 6.165% of the area.

CenturyLink offers the cheapest internet in the 47978 ZIP with service starting at $45/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Rensselaer, $51.23.

Nitco is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 47978 ZIP code, covering 6.165% of the city. Monon Telephone Company Inc. also offers fiber internet in 47978 and is available to 0.649% of households.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.